AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has developed a multilayer organic RF inductor in a 0402 case size that offers tight tolerance in a small footprint. Providing high-Q and high self-resonance, the RoHS-compliant MLO™ 0402 Series inductor features an inductance range of 1nH to 32nH.

“Based on its patented multilayer low loss organic (MLO) technology, the new MLO 0402 Series inductor represents a paradigm shift from traditional ceramic and thin film passive SMD components,” said Larry Eisenberger, product manager at AVX. “Since Copper Organic Inductors (COIs) are polymer-based and use high conductivity copper interconnects in a multilayer fashion, the ability to fabricate these components on large area substrates and in laser-direct imaging allow for improved cost and tolerance control.”

The low profile MLO 0402 Series inductor also offers high SRF (self-resonant frequency), and can support frequencies well above 1GHz. These advanced devices are expansion matched to printed circuit boards, allowing for improved reliability.

The MLO 0402 Series inductor is ideal for RF power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, filter networks and MRI systems. It can operate between, -55C to 125C, offers a 100 percent tin finish and is available in a lead-time of eight weeks.For more information, contact AVX at One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644; by calling 864-967-9304, or on the Web at www.avx.com.