Milpitas, Calif. - The CM1242-33CP from California Micro Devices is the first in a family of extremely small outline ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection devices. Establishing new industry benchmarks for ESD performance and small solution form factor, the CM1242 is designed for space constrained applications in multimedia smart phones, netbooks and MIDs (mobile internet devices), e-book readers and personal media players.
The device provides a single channel of bi-directional 30kV contact ESD protection in a very compact outline (0.6 mm x 0.3mm). The CM1242 has multiple ESD ingress points, such as side function keys and individual keys in a keypad array.
The new device also features a low clamping voltage of 8.6V and an extremely low dynamic resistance specification of 0.4 Ohm, making it extremely effective in shunting the majority of an ESD strike to ground.
The CM1242 is housed in an extremely small 0201 standard package (0.6mm x 0.3mm). It has bi-directional 30kV contact discharge ESD protection per IEC61000-4-2 standard.
The CM1242-33CP will be available at $0.035 each at 15,000 units. Engineering samples are available now, and production is scheduled for 1Q 2010.
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