ESD protection combines high signal integrity and high surge robustness

18-09-2020 | Nexperia | Automotive Technologies

Nexperia has launched four new TrEOS ESD protection devices that are AEC-Q101-qualified for automotive use and high temperature capable up to 175C. In common with all TrEOS components, the new parts incorporate exceptionally low capacitance, ensuring high signal integrity, very low clamping and high robustness for modern automotive interfaces. Typical automotive applications include infotainment, multimedia and ADAS systems offering USB 3.2, HDMI, LVDS, SerDes and SD-card interfaces.

The company's ESD protection technology employs active silicon-controlled rectification to overcome the conventional protection trade-off challenge. Capacitance is kept down to 0.5pF, clamping voltage is only 3V, and devices can resist surge and ESD pulses up to 10A 8/20µs. This performance in all areas is provided in the extensively-proven SOT23 package.

Lukas Droemer, Nexperia product manager, commented: “Our TrEOS technology has set the industry benchmark for mobile and computing ESD protection since its launch in 2015. Now, as there is a demand for more and more connectivity in vehicles, Nexperia is continuing to qualify its TrEOS ESD protection portfolio for the automotive sector. With these new parts, automotive design engineers can empower their new systems with the efficiency of TrEOS ESD protection while improving system-level robustness."

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