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AVX INTRODUCES SPITANIII V2.0 TANTALUM & NIOBIUM OXIDE CAPACITOR SIMULATION SOFTWARE

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GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released an updated version of its SpiTanIII tantalum and niobium oxide (Oxicap®) capacitor simulation software, which helps electronic design engineers model and build stable, robust, and reliable designs. Featuring an expanded library of more than 3,000 part numbers and a new two-capacitor comparison function, SpiTanIII V2.0 allows engineers to access the all of the basic characteristics and parameters for AVX's standard, polymer, wet, and conformally coated tantalum capacitors – including the new TCM Series tantalum polymer multianode chip capacitors and the F-Series capacitors procured as a result of AVX's recent acquisition of Nichicon's tantalum division – in addition to niobium oxide (Oxicap®) capacitors.

"Updated on an annual basis to provide electronic design engineers with the most accurate technical information about and the most comprehensive simulation capabilities for tantalum and niobium oxide capacitors, the latest version of our SpiTanIII software features a broadly expanded library of part numbers; several new features, including our new two-capacitor comparison tool; and increased user friendliness, such as the new button specifically dedicated to generating S-parameters," said Tomas Zednicek, Ph.D, technical marketing manager at AVX.

Accessible characteristics in the latest version of the SpiTanIII software include: capacitance, impedance, equivalent series resistance (ESR), dissipation factor (DF), ripple current, ripple voltage, and leakage current (DCL). Utilizing user input values for ambient temperature and, when evaluating DCL, derating levels, the program can accurately calculate, model, and compare capacitor performance simulations that reflect each designers' unique application parameters, allowing design engineers to evaluate how changes in temperature affect frequency characteristics. New features accessible by a single, dedicated button also enable users to generate S-parameters, which are useful for designing circuits that require high frequency accuracy. Additionally, all graphs created in SpiTanIII V2.0 may be exported as image files or a list of data values viewable using spreadsheet software, such as Microsoft Excel®, for further evaluation.

SpiTanIII V2.0 is available at www.avx.com. To download the executable file, hover over the "Spice Models/Software" button in the vertical, left-aligned menu on the AVX homepage and then click on "SpiTan III 2 (Tantalum and Niobium Oxide Capacitors)" in the resulting drop-down menu.

For more information, please visit www.avx.com, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644.

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AVX Corporation is a leading international supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 26 manufacturing and customer support facilities in 15 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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CONTACT: For more information, contact: Tomas Zednicek, Ph.D. Technical Marketing Manager, AVX +420-465-358-126 tomas.zednicek@eur.avx.com Callie Baldwin Corporate Communications Director, AVX 864-908-4375 callie.baldwin@avx.comSource:AVX Corporation