USB 2.0 filter connectors deliver ESD protection

20th April 2016
Mick Elliott

High-speed USB 2.0 Type A Filter Connectors from Elec & Eltek are available at Luso Electronics. They are designed to provide improved PCB design flexibility, suppress noise from data and power lines, and deliver reliable Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection to protect sensitive semiconductor components from damage due to Cable Discharge Events (CDE).

This jack offers developers a drop-in replacement for existing USB 2.0 connectors, integrating the Filter and ESD protection, this reduces the board space required without a costly redesign.

Particularly useful for highly advanced audio, video and data transmission products, Elec & Eltek's MD-R0124F Filter Connectors are alternatives to standard USB 2.0 Type A connectors where better ESD protection (complying with IEC61000-4-2 specification) and elimination of signal interference is required while ensuring high data speed data transfer of up to 480MBit/s.

With phosphor bronze contacts and gold plating and shield material made from brass with nickel-plating, the MD-R0124F has an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C, and is ideal for commercial and industrial USB applications.

"Luso is delighted to make Elec & Eltek's USB2.0 Filter Connectors more widely available to customers in Europe. ESD protection is a critical component of electronics design given it only takes one ESD strike to permanently damage a product. Electromagnetic interference is another challenge often faced by designers so jacks that can also eliminate noise and maintain signal integrity are also growing in popularity," explains Andy Eden of Luso Electronics.

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