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Designers to Select Proper Power Supply Capacitors

Free software guides designers to select the switch mode power capacitor that matches their application demands...

AVX Corporation Press Release - 3/10/2010

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SpiCalci 5.0 SMPS software incorporates AVX's newest capacitor technologies

SpiCalci 5.0 SMPS software incorporates AVX's newest capacitor technologies

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of advanced passive components and interconnect solutions, has enhanced its free SpiCalci Software that guides designers to select the proper switch mode power supply (SMPS) capacitor to match application requirements.

The upgraded SpiCalci 5.0 SMPS software incorporates AVX's newest capacitor technologies, including TurboCap, the rugged MH Series and the expanded MIL PRF 49470 product offering. In addition, the software allows the user to select critical parameters, build a part number, and view charts such as ESR, impedance versus frequency, temperature change versus applied current, and maximum current over frequency.

AVX's SMPS capacitors are uniquely suited for filtering capacitors on the input and output of power supplies or as snubber capacitors. The SpiCalci 5.0 software ensures customers select the appropriate capacitor and performance characteristics for their application.

"AVX has an established twenty year history of SMPS stacked capacitors serving the space, avionics and military industries. In addition, AVX maintains the largest profile of QPL items and approvals for the SMPS market. The SpiCalci 5.0 software will aide designers in selecting the appropriate value of capacitor to meet the demands of their individual application," said Scott Harris, AVX marketing manager.

For more information, contact AVX at 801 17th Avenue South, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29578; by calling 843-448-9411; by fax at 843-444-2864; or on the Web at

About AVX Corporation

AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 22 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 14 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: AVX).

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