AVX Launches New Automotive-Qualified Multilayer Varistors

By Laura Dolan

Senior Copywriter


October 10, 2019


AVX Launches New Automotive-Qualified Multilayer Varistors

The new VLAS Series Low-Clamp TransGuard Automotive MLVs provide high-reliability bidirectional overvoltage protection and broadband EMI/RFI filtering.

AVX Corporation's new series of automotive-qualified multilayer varistors (MLVs) are designed to display lower breakdown- and clamping-voltage to working-voltage ratios.

The new VLAS Series Low-Clamp TransGuard® Automotive MLVs merge bi-directional overvoltage circuit protection and broadband EMI/RFI filtering functions in a single, space-saving, surface-mount (SMT) device that satisfies AEC-Q200 standards.

This expands the multifunctional advantages of varistor technology to sensitive automotive, industrial and general electronics applications that demand tighter clamping voltage performance for enhanced overvoltage protection, in addition to infotainment systems, ECUs, MCUs and displays.

They also include RoHS-compliant nickel-barrier-over-pure-tin (Ni/Sn) terminations supplemented with lead-free solder processes and are compliant with the ESD performance requirements defined in the AEC-Q200, IEC 61000-4-2, and ISO 10605 standards.

Learn more at www.avx.com.

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