Vishay’s 4-line ESD protection Diode to Downsize Portable Electronics

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New Vishay Intertechnology 4-Line ESD Protection Diode Provides Extreme Size Reduction for Portable Electronics.

Features an Ultra-Compact CLP1007-5L Package and Device Utilizes 70 % Less Board Space Than Previous-Generation Solutions

vishay-intertechnology-415x260Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., today released a new 4-line ESD protection array for portable electronics in the ultra-compact chip-level CLP1007-5L package. Offering an extreme size reduction over previous-generation components without sacrificing performance, the Vishay Semiconductors VBUS54FD-SD1 offers low capacitance and leakage current for the protection of high-speed data lines against transient voltage signals.

Measuring only 1.0 mm by 0.7 mm with a low height of 0.27 mm, the protection array released today utilizes 70 % less board space than previous-generation devices and provides a seven-fold reduction in volume. Offering a low load capacitance of 0.9 pF typical and a “flow through” design, the VBUS54FD-SD1 is optimized for the protection of high-speed data lines including HDMI, DisplayPort, eSATA, USB 3.0, 1394 / FireWire, and Thunderbolt in mobile phones, digital cameras, MP3 players, and portable gaming systems. The space-saving device also makes it possible to provide USB 3.0 interface protection in smartphones for the first time.

The protection array features a low maximum leakage current of < 0.1 μA at the working voltage of 5.5 V, a breakdown voltage of 7.5 V typical at 1 mA, and a maximum clamping voltage of 15 V at 3 A. The VBUS54FD-SD1 provides transient protection for data lines as per IEC 6100042 at ± 15 kV (air and contact discharge). The device offers a moisture sensitivity level (MSL) of 1 in accordance with J-STD-020, supports reflow soldering to +260 °C for 10 s, and is Vishay Green.

Samples and production quantities of the new VBUS54FD-SD1 are available now, with lead times of eight weeks for large orders.

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.

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