Milpitas, Calif.California Micro Devices is getting ready to sample the CM1238, the latest ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection device in the XtremeESD family utilizing the PicoGuard XS architecture.
The CM1238 provides 8 channels of ESD protection that meet ±15kV contact discharge, and ±20kV air discharge per the IEC61000-4-2 standard as well as the 100 Ohm differential impedance matching requirements of the HDMI 1.3a and DisplayPort digital video standards.
The CM1238 uses the second generation of the PicoGuard XS architecture based on a smaller diode design that enables enhanced signal integrity, smaller form factor and lower product cost while maintaining ESD protection at a 20kV level. Applications include digital TVs, LCD displays, notebook computers, set top boxes, and HD DVD recorders.
The CM1238 is available in a 0.5mm pitch, 16 lead TDFN package (4mm x 1.7mm).
Pricing: $0.40 each at 1,000 units.
Availability: Samples will be available in October with full production scheduled for December 2009.
Datasheet: click here.
California Micro Devices Corp., www.cmd.com