Milpitas, Calif. California Micro Device (CMD) has introduced the latest addition to its XtremeESD family of electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection devices using the PicoGuard XS architecture. Touted as the only ESD solution that passes both HDMI 1.3a compliance and 20-kV ESD tests, the CM1234 features eight channels of ESD protection that meet ±15-kV contact discharge, and ±20-kV air discharge per the IEC61000-4-2 standard, while meeting 100-ohm differential impedance matching requirements of the HDMI 1.3a and DisplayPort digital video standards.
The CM1234 provides protection for four pairs of differential channels. The integration of inductors with the ESD diodes provides for improved ESD protection as well as outstanding signal integrity, CMD said. This protection device is well-suited for digital TVs, LCD displays, notebook computers, set-top boxes, and HD DVD recorders.
Compared with current best-in-class ESD diode arrays, the CM1234 offers a 40% reduction in peak clamping voltage, and a 15-40% reduction in peak residual current, according to CMD. In addition, the protection array offers 100-ohm differential impedance matching with no external compensation required, and straight through routing for improved layout. The device is housed in a 16-pin TDFN package.
Pricing: $0.59 each in quantities of 1,000.
Product information: ESD design resource center
California Micro Devices, www.cmd.com