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Vishay’s New ESD Protection Diode Arrays in the Compact SOT363 Package Feature Size and Electrical Performance Optimized for the Mobile Electronics Market

New Devices Are 40% Smaller Than Devices in SOT23-6, Providing Cost-Effective I/O Line Protection in Space-Constrained Applications


Diodes

Products mentioned:

GMF05C-GS08
GMF05LC-GS08
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MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — April 30, 2004 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the release of two new ESD protection diode arrays with excellent electrical performance and space savings of 40% compared with devices in the SOT23-6 package. Targeted at the mobile electronics market, the new SOT363-packaged arrays offer a high-performing and cost-effective solution for space-critical applications.

The new Vishay Semiconductors GMF05C and GMF05LC ESD protection arrays are designed to provide transient protection for data input and output lines in portable communications and computing devices such as cellular phones, laptop computers, digital cameras, modems, and PDAs. These devices represent a high industry standard for high-volume, mainstream applications in which space is at a premium.

With peak pulse current of 12 A and peak pulse power of 200 W at a 8/20 waveform, the GMF05C is optimized for high pulse current applications. This new diode array also features a total capacitance of 150 pF. Peak pulse current and peak pulse power for the GMF05LC are 70 W and 5 A, respectively, and the device’s low total capacitance is 50 pF. Electrical performance for both devices is enhanced by a reverse stand-off voltage of 5 V and low leakage current ratings.

The new protection arrays offer IEC 61000 protection of 15 kV (air) and 8 kV (contact), with bi-directional protection of four I/O lines and unidirectional protection of five I/O lines. Each is packaged in the compact SOT363 package, which measures 1.25 mm by 2.05 mm with a height profile of 1 mm, and specified for an operating temperature range of −55 C to +125 C.

Samples and production quantities of the new GMF05C and GMF05LC ESD protection arrays are available now, with lead times of eight weeks for larger orders.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.

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For more information:
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Phone:  1.415.409.0233 
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