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Vishay’s New 4-Line Bus Port Protection Diode Array Provides 15-kV ESD Protection, Low Typical Capacitance of <1 pF and Low Typical Leakage Current of <0.1 μA in Ultra-Compact LLP75 Leadless Package
Device Features 0.6-mm and 0.75-mm Height Profile Options for Space Savings in Portable Electronics
MALVERN, Pa. —June 13, 2007 —Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the release of a compact new 4-line ESD-protection array designed to protect dual high-speed USB ports or up to four other high-frequency signal lines against transient voltage signals up to 15 kV.
The new array is packaged in the leadless LLP75, with a 1.6-mm by 1.6-mm footprint and an ultra-low profile of 0.6 mm (VBUS054B-HSF) or 0.75 mm (VBUS054B-HS3) to minimize the board space required for active ESD protection in a wide range of portable electronic systems, including portable and handheld computing, communications, industrial, automotive, and medical applications.
The new device features a low capacitance of <1 pF and a low typical leakage current of <0.1 μA at the maximum working voltage of 5 V. The ESD protection array offers a breakthrough voltage of typical 6.5 V (at 1 mA), and a maximum clamping voltage of 15 V at 3 A.
The VBUS054B provides transient protection for one data line as per IEC 61000 4 2 (ESD) at 15 kV (air and contact discharge) and IEC 61000 4 5 (lightning) from 3 A (tp = 8/20μs). It is also compliant with RoHS 2002/95/EC and WEEE 2002/96/EC.
Samples of the new ESD bus port-protection array in the compact LLP75 package are available now. Production quantities will be available in Q2 2007, with lead times of ten to twelve weeks for large 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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