Nexperia announced that it has optimized its TrEOS ESD protection diode family for USB Type-C interfaces.

Nexperia launched new ESD protection series for USB Type-C-SemiMedia

Nexperia's TrEOS ESD protection technology uses active silicon-controlled rectification technology to provide a successful combination of very low capacitance (down to 0.1 pF); very low clamping (down to 0.1Ω dynamic resistance) and surge and ESD pulses Extremely robust (up to 20A 8 /20μs for very fast data lines). The turn-on time is also very fast, about 0.5 ns, the device can withstand contact discharges up to 30 kV, over IEC 61000-4-2, level 4. TrEOS devices are suitable for applications that can now be protected before capacitors for 8/20 IEC61000-4-5, industry-leading peak pulse current rating is 9.5, 15 and 20 A. The TrEOS device used after the capacitor also has industry-leading performance with the lowest trigger voltage (Vt1) down to 4.3 V. These features are also related to the USB Type A and MicroUSB interfaces.

TrEOS protection diodes are available in a widely used 0603 package. The advantages of the very compact, very powerful DSN0603-2 (SOD962-2) package include the lack of bond wires, which eliminates another failure mode and produces the lowest inductance for the fastest protection. This package is ideal for mobile and computing applications. A more space-saving package is also available. Nexperia provides a comprehensive parametric USB protection search guide to help designers select the best device for their system configuration.

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