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TrEOS ESD protection from Nexperia with high signal integrity

17th September 2020
Alex Lynn

Nexperia has introduced four new TrEOS ESD protection devices that are AEC-Q101- qualified for automotive use and high temperature capable up to 175°C. In common with all TrEOS components, the new parts combine extremely low capacitance ensuring high signal integrity, extremely low clamping and high robustness for modern automotive interfaces.

Specific automotive applications include infotainment, multimedia and ADAS systems featuring USB 3.2, HDMI, LVDS, SerDes and SD-card interfaces.

Nexperia’s TrEOS ESD protection technology uses active silicon-controlled rectification to overcome the traditional protection trade-off challenge. Capacitance is kept down to 0.5 pF, clamping voltage is just 3V and devices can withstand surge and ESD pulses up to 10 A 8/20µs. This industry-leading performance in all areas is delivered in the extensively-proven SOT23 package.

Lukas Droemer, Nexperia Product Manager, commented: “Our TrEOS technology has set the industry benchmark for mobile and computing ESD protection since its launch in 2015. Now, as there is a demand for more and more connectivity in vehicles, Nexperia is continuing to qualify its TrEOS ESD protection portfolio for the automotive sector. With these new parts, automotive design engineers can empower their new systems with the efficiency of TrEOS ESD protection while improving system-level robustness."

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