TVS Diodes Suited to HighSpeed InterfacesNovember 29, 2016 by Toshiba
Toshiba Electronics Europe has released ESD protection diodes based on its 4th generation ESD diode array process (EAP-IV), which uses Toshiba’s proprietary snapback technology.
The continuous growth of data traffic - driven by smartphones, wearables and applications such as virtual reality and the Internet of Things (IoT) - leads to increasing numbers of high-speed interfaces that typically require protection against ESD events. To address this demand, Toshiba Electronics Europe has released ESD protection diodes based on its 4th generation ESD diode array process (EAP-IV), which uses Toshiba’s proprietary snapback technology.
The DF2B5M4SL, DF2B6M4SL, DF10G5M4N and DF10G6M4N offer protection for high-speed interfaces including USB 3.1 applications. A choice of operating voltages (3.6V and 5.5V) and packages (SOD962 and DFN10) provides flexible options for realizing ESD protection in a variety of designs.
Thanks to Toshiba’s new process, the four devices simultaneously deliver low capacitance, low dynamic resistance and high ESD endurance. Minimum signal distortion of high-speed data signals is guaranteed by the ultra-low capacitance of 0.2pF, while a typical dynamic resistance of RDYN=0.5 Ω ensures low clamping voltages. High ESD protection levels are supported as electrostatic discharge voltages of at least ±20 kV according to IEC61000-4-2 are guaranteed.
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) is the European electronic components business of Toshiba Corporation, which is ranked among the world’s largest semiconductor vendors. TEE offers one of the industry‘s broadest IC and discrete product lines including high-end memory, microcontrollers, ASICs and ASSPs for automotive, multimedia, industrial, telecoms and networking applications. The company also has a wide range of power semiconductor solutions as well as storage products like HDDs, SSDs, SD Cards and USB sticks.
TEE was formed in 1973 in Neuss, Germany, providing design, manufacturing, marketing and sales and now has headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, with branch offices in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. TEE employs approximately 300 people in Europe. Company president is Mr. Takashi Nagasawa.
Toshiba Corporation is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing US$61 billion.