Phoenix, Ariz. ON Semiconductor has introduced the first member of its ultra-low capacitance, electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection family. The ESD9L is a single-line ESD protection device that offers 0.5 picofarad (pF) capacitance and a low clamping voltage. Available in the SOD-923 package measuring 1.0 x 0.6 x 0.4 mm, this part is aimed at safeguarding high-speed data lines in portable applications such as cell phones, MP3 players, PDAs and digital cameras.
In order to overcome the limitations of traditional silicon TVS diodes, ON Semiconductor has employed what it calls a breakthrough process technology to integrate ultra-low capacitance pin diodes with high power TVS diodes into a monolithic die that can be used as a high performance off-chip ESD protection solution. This new integrated ESD protection technology platform preserves the low clamping and low leakage performance of traditional silicon TVS diode technology while reducing the capacitance from 50 pF to 0.5 pF, said ON Semiconductor.
The total capacitance of 0.5 pF makes the ESD9L suitable for high-speed applications such as USB2.0 high speed (480 Mbits/s) and HDMI (1.65 Gbits/s). The ESD9L clamps an input ESD waveform of 15 kilovolts (kV) per the IEC61000-4-2 standard to less than 7 volts (V) in nanoseconds. This leads the industry in clamping voltage performance and ensures protection for the most sensitive integrated circuits, said ON Semiconductor.
Pricing: The ESD9L5.0ST5G is priced at $0.15 per unit in quantities of 10,000
Product information: ESD9L
ON Semiconductor, www.onsemi.com