New automotive series varistors enable cost-effective device development cycle

12-07-2017 | AVX | Passives

AVX Corporation has released new SPICE models for its CapGuard Automotive and TransGuard Automotive Series multilayer varistors. Designed to enable shorter, more cost-effective development cycles with more first-pass prototype successes, models allow electronic design engineers to quickly, easily, and effectively evaluate the integrity of circuit designs, accurately simulate their performance, and identify and correct potentially problematic properties, including parasitic resistances and capacitances.

"The new SPICE models for our TransGuard and CapGuard Automotive Series varistors allow engineers to accurately estimate the performance of these parts in their circuits without waiting for a physical sample to arrive and also allow them to quickly swap out similar components to fine-tune circuits prior to specification, which is especially important in the quality- and cost-conscious automotive designs that these components are designed for," said Colin Leath, field applications engineer at AVX.

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