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This BCcomponents product press release (excluding the datasheet links and paragraph on Vishay) originally appeared on the former BCcomponents Web site.
BCcomponents takes miniaturization a step further with extension of MLV range
November 16, 2001 — BCcomponents is extending its popular range of varistors, already one of the most extensive on the market, with the launch of the new, smaller 0603 size Multilayer Varistor (MLV). This new MLV is designed for surge suppression applications and electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection.
BCcomponents' surface mount MLV range is now available in the miniaturized 0603 package, in line with industry trends in the telecom and automotive markets, where smaller varistors are a requirement for inclusion in cellular phones and automobile safety and comfort systems. The new MLV is also ideal for use in a wide range of applications including consumer applications, such as sound/vision appliances and EDP applications, such as PCs and modems.
“This new extension enhances BCcomponents already extensive portfolio,” says Henri Hellinckx, product manager for Multilayer Varistors, BCcomponents. “Miniaturization complies with market trends and enforces BCcomponents' dedication in meeting customer needs.”
The MLV series (2322 573 1...., 2322 573 2....) boasts a wealth of features that provide benefits to customers such as enhanced circuit protection, by having very short response times and inherent bi-directional clamping, low capacitance value (60 to 390 μF) which provides low leakage current, and is suitable for wave or reflow soldering allowing flexibility to customers. The MLV is also compliant to IEC 1000-4-2 standards.
The MLV is packaged in 8 mm blister tape on reel and in bulk. Data sheets and design-in support are also available and can be found at www.bccomponents.com.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers
of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors,
and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial,
computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product
innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can
be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.