STMicroelectronics offers ESD-clamping diodes in 0201 package
Bringing what it believes is an industry-best performance protection to tiny, smart objects, STMicroelectronics has announced that is provides single line, electrostatic discharge (ESD protection diode in a new, miniature package – the 0201 size.
The unidirectional ESDZL5-1F4 and bi-directional ESDZV5-1BF4 quickly clamp transients to a voltage as low as 7.0V, and handle 7.0A peak pulse current, to provide superior protection and design flexibility for space-constrained smart objects, says STMicroelectronics. This diode drops the bar with the lowest clamping voltage available at this level of capacitance and stand-off voltage, claims the company.
The ESDZL5-1F4 and ESDZV5-1BF4 have a snap-back characteristic, with 5.8V trigger voltage and low dynamic resistance, to provide protection in a device measuring only 0.58 x 0.28mm (typical). With as little as 6.0-pico farad capacitance, they ensure the integrity of high-speed signals. Capable of withstanding 15 and 18kV contact discharge respectively, both devices exceed the IEC 61000-4-2 specifications.
With leakage current below 100-nano A helping to maximise battery life, STMicroelectronics’ ESD-clamping diodes are suitable for protecting equipment such as industrial sensors, internet of things (IoT) devices, active cables and connectors, smart-home electronics, wearable devices like smart watches and healthcare or fitness bands, and portable products including smartphones, tablets, data loggers, and point-of-sale terminals.
STMicroelectronics pioneered the development of 0201 package technology for high-volume components. Proven component-manufacturing processes ensure consistent quality and large production capacity ensures reliable supply for high-volume projects, adds the company.
The unidirectional ESDZL5-1F4 and bidirectional ESDZV5-1BF4 are in production now. Samples are available.
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