AVX, a manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, 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 their 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.

As with many of AVX’s products, the new high directivity 0302 thin film WiFi couplers have been developed in response to customer requests for smaller components with equivalent or improved electrical specifications. “We are very pleased that our customers can now easily acquire the new standard and tight tolerance components through distribution”, said Larry Eisenberger, senior marketing application engineer at AVX.

AVX’s high directivity couplers for WiFi bands are rated for an operating temperature range spanning -40degC up to +85degC 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.