Bi-directional ESD diode protects portable devices up to 30kV Andy Pratt January 22, 2018 Design Sources / Software Toshiba Electronics Europe has introduced a bi-directional electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection diode which is mainly targeted at interface protection in applications. The DF2B7ASL has a minimum footprint requirement such as portable equipment. The DF2B7ASL features a snapback characteristic. It can provide low clamping voltages, which together with the low dynamic resistance of the diode ensures superior protective performance to safeguard semiconductors ICs against static electricity. The diode is housed in compact packaging, making it suitable for applications such as interfaces in smartphones, wearables and other battery powered equipment. The diode has low dynamic resistance of 0.2-Ohm and a low clamping voltage (VC) of 11V at 5.0V signal lines (VRWM is less than or equal to 5.5V). The DF2B7ASL offers an ESD voltage rating of ±30kV in accordance with IEC61000-4-2 (contact discharge). To meet the small footprints required for smartphones and portable devices, the DF2B7ASL diodes are supplied in a SOD-962 (SL2) package with a board mounting footprint of only 0.32 x 0.62mm. Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) is the European electronic components business of Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage. TEE offers European consumers and businesses a variety of hard disk drive (HDD) products and semiconductors for automotive, industrial, IoT, motion control, telecomms, networking, consumer and white goods applications. The company’s broad portfolio encompasses integrated wireless ICs, power semiconductors, microcontrollers, optical semiconductors, ASICs, ASSPs and discrete devices ranging from diodes to logic ICs. This news story is brought to you by softei.com, the specialist site dedicated to delivering information about what’s new in the electronics industry, with daily news updates, new products and industry news. To stay up-to-date, register to receive our weekly newsletters and keep informed of the latest technology news and new products from around the globe. Simply click this link to register here: softei.com Readers can also register to receive the monthly newsletter from our sister site, weartechdesign.com. This is the only website dedicated to developers of wearable electronic products. Simply click this link to register: weartechdesign.com We have a Fitbit to give away on both Softei.com and Weartechdesign.com! Register today to enter the competition to win a Fitbit at softei.com or weartechdesign.com. http://www.toshiba.semicon-storage.com WEARTECHDESIGN.COM – Latest News/Advice on Technology for Wearable Devices Weartechdesign is unlike any other website currently serving the technology for wearable devices. We carry the very latest news for design engineers and purchasers. Register on our mailing list to receive regular updates and offers from WearTechDesign REGISTER YOUR INTEREST Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.