AVX Corp. has announced that its high directivity 0302 thin film couplers for WiFi bands-including the new, tight tolerance 0302 component-are now available through distribution. The WiFi band couplers are based on multilayer integrated thin film (ITF) technology, which provides the miniature components with excellent high frequency performance across the WiFi spectrum (2,400-5,905MHz) and rugged construction for reliable automatic assembly. Available in 0302, 0402, and 0603 packages, each of which exhibit identical electrical performance, AVX's WiFi band couplers also feature land grid array (LGA) packaging technology, the benefits of which include: inherently low profile, self-alignment during reflow, excellent solderability, low parasitics, and effective heat dissipation.
AVX's high directivity couplers for WiFi bands are rated for operating temperatures spanning -40 °C to +85 °C and are supplied with lead-free and RoHS compliant 100% tin terminations compatible with automatic soldering technologies, including: reflow, wave, vapor phase, and manual. Finished parts are 100% tested for electrical parameters and visual characteristics, and each production lot is evaluated on a sample basis for both static humidity and endurance.