AVX has expanded its automotive portfolio to include a miniature, dual element AC multilayer varistor (MLV) designed for use in automotive low power AC circuits.
The MAV Series is an AEC Q200-qualified MLV with the ability to clamp
large amounts of transients in a bi-directional manner and also provide
effective EMI/RFI attenuation in the off-state, for efficiency as well as safety.
The MAV Series provides a 110V peak-to-peak at 125kHz and an ESD
value of 25 kV (HBM ESD Level 6). Featuring low loss characteristics, the
ability to handle transients, and a sub-nanosecond turn-on time that clamps energy before peak, all in a compact package, the MAV Series is designed for use in automotive applications including AC circuits, LC resonant circuits, transformer secondaries, and GFI modules.
In addition to developing a highly efficient MLV, AVX also managed to
significantly reduce the MAV Series footprint, thus meeting board space and
weight constraints typical of automotive and harsh environment applications.
Available in 0603 single-element and 0405 dual-element packages, the RoHS
compliant product is AEC Q200 qualified with PPAP documentation available
Typical pricing ranges from $0.04 to $0.12 for standard commercial product
depending on volume and packaging.
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