Farnell goes global for passive components by Yageo
Passive components by Yageo are now available on a global basis from distributor, Farnell. The components are used in automotive and transportation markets, telecommunications, industrial and smart manufacturing as well as for energy and power.
The distributor has signed a global franchise agreement with Yageo, extending its existing relationship, to give customers access to the full product range. Yageo is one of the world’s largest passive component companies, the leading manufacturer of chip resistors and one of the top suppliers of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs), says Farnell.
The new agreement means that the complete portfolio of Yageo products is now available from Farnell for delivery worldwide.
Highlights of the range include Yageo’s automotive-qualified MLCC and R Chip components for automotive environments, where reliable passive components that can operate under humid conditions and in small spaces without sacrificing power dissipation are required. Yageo’s range supports established systems such as engine control and power steering, as well as relatively new systems, such as car-to-car communications and self-parking. In addition to resistors and capacitors, Yageo offers ceramic patch/chip antennae and PCB antennae for wireless connectivity in infotainment and telematic systems.
Yageo’s range of resistors, capacitors, varistors and wireless components, satisfy the demand for miniaturisation in telecomms, whilst offering a wide resistance range in low TCR precision and tight tolerance. The multilayer chip varistors are designed to protect increasingly sensitive semiconductors in portable devices from transient voltages, as an alternative to diode suppressors. The range also includes wireless component antennae and filters.
For industrial and smart manufacturing, Yageo’s products fulfil power requirements with greater efficiency, lower cost, and smaller footprints, says Farnell. For example, the R Chip and MLCCs are robust and reliable with long term performance characteristics and stability for intelligent factory automation and robotics design. All of Yageo’s industrial product lines meet RoHS and REACH industry compliancy, and strict production and quality standards serve to create the building blocks for a long product lifetime before obsolescence.
There is also a range of passive components which can operate in harsh environments and high humidity; these are suitable for renewable and alternative energy installations, particularly in remote locations where maintenance is difficult and system downtime costly. The range includes high voltage (HV Series) capacitors ideal for power invertors in wind and solar systems, to MLCCs with soft terminations (CS series) designed to prevent damage and cracks in the ceramic body under mechanical, thermal, and vibratory stresses.