Protect 10GbE HighSpeed Differential Data Lines with Littelfuse Low Capacitance TVS Diode ArraysSeptember 30, 2019 by EE Power Editorial
Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, introduced a series of low capacitance TVS Diode Arrays (SPA® Diodes) optimized to protect
Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, introduced a series of low capacitance TVS Diode Arrays (SPA® Diodes) optimized to protect high-speed differential data lines from electrostatic discharge (ESD), cable discharge events (CDE), electrical fast transients (EFT), and lightning-induced surges, keeping network communications reliable by safeguarding signal integrity.
The SP3384NUTG Series can protect up to four channels against up to 15A (IEC 61000-4-5 2nd edition) and up to ±30kV ESD (IEC 61000-4-2) and is available in a compact μDFN package. The combination of low capacitance and low clamping voltage makes the SP3384NUTG a robust protection solution for 2.5G/5G/10G Ethernet high-speed data interfaces without signal degradation, resulting in high reliability for a variety of applications.
Typical markets and applications for the SP3384NUTG Series TVS Diodes include:
- Datacenter and Telecom – 2.5G/5G/10G Ethernet, WAN/LAN Equipment, 5G Wireless Backhaul
- Industrial – LVDS Interfaces, Integrated Magnetics
- Consumer Electronics – Desktops, Servers, and Notebooks
“Building upon similar footprints in 1GbE and 5GbE applications, the SP3384NUTG expands our portfolio to fill a market need for ultra-strong ESD and surge protection for today’s fastest 10GbE consumer ethernet solutions,” said Tim Micun, Director of Business Development, TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes). “It is also packaged in a compact configuration that is familiar to the datacenter, telecom, and consumer electronics industries.”
The SP3384NUTG Series TVS Diode Arrays offer these key benefits:
- Low capacitance (0.5pF per I/O) and low clamping voltage ([email protected]=1A) preserves signal integrity and minimizes data loss while offering a more robust device against electrical threats.
- Compact μDFN packaging (3.0 x 2.0mm) is optimized for the protection of high-speed differential data lines.
- Provides protection for two differential data pairs (4 channels) against up to 15A.
- Exceeds the maximum IEC standards requirement for ESD protection, ensuring product reliability.
The SP3384NUTG 3.3V 15A Series is provided in tape & reel format in quantities of 3,000. Sample requests can be placed through authorized Littelfuse distributors worldwide.
Littelfuse products are vital components in applications that use electrical energy, from consumer electronics to vehicles and industrial facilities. Our history of innovation and technical expertise enable us to provide objective, comprehensive, and personalized customer solutions.
We offer the industry’s broadest and deepest portfolio of circuit protection products, with growing platforms in power control and sensing. We are expanding into adjacent markets as part of our corporate strategy of accelerated organic growth and strategic acquisitions. These markets include power semiconductors, heavy-duty switches, magnetic, optical, electromechanical, and temperature sensors; and products that provide safe control and distribution of electrical power.
With more than 50 sales, manufacturing, and engineering facilities worldwide and a global network of distribution channels, Littelfuse is the preferred brand of leading manufacturers everywhere.