Myrtle Beach, S.C. AVX Corp. has expanded its AntennaGuard series
of low capacitance multilayer varistors (MLVs) to include a sub-1 pf version. Designed to provide a one-chip solution for protecting high-speed digital interfaces, RF antenna and RF amplifier circuits against electrostatic (ESD) events, the application-specific,
bi-directional transient voltage suppressor provides minimal signal distortion and low insertion loss.
The sub-1 pF AntennaGuard, packaged in a low-profile 0402 case size, features a fast response time to ESD and can withstand successive 1k strikes at 8 kV (IEC 61000-4-2).
The MLV is said to minimize parasitic capacitance and signal distortion and maximize signal speed.
Initial offerings of the AntennaGuard sub-1 pf include 0.8-pf capacitance at 10-V and 15-V ratings in a 0402 case size. These devices are suitable for protecting high-speed
data lines including, HDMI, FlexRay, RF circuits, analog sensors, GPS antenna, high-speed digital.
Pricing: Range is $0.01 to $0.024, depending on volume and application.
AVX, 1-843-448-9411, www.avx.com