Nexperia introduces in-vehicle network ESD protection portfolio for 24 V Board net systems


Nexperia introduces in-vehicle network ESD protection portfolio for 24 V Board net systems

March 03, 2023

Nijmegen -- A variety of packages, capacitance classes and 36 V VRWM provide design flexibility for commercial vehicle applications

Nexperia, the expert in essential semiconductors, today introduced an AEC-Q101 qualified portfolio with six ESD protection devices (PESD2CANFD36XX-Q)

designed to protect bus lines in automotive in-vehicle networks (IVN) such as LIN, CAN, CAN-FD, FlexRay and SENT from damage caused by electrostatic discharge (ESD) and other transients. As data rates increase and vehicles feature more electrification, the need for ESD protection is becoming ever more critical. Providing the right protection for automotive modules is a continuous challenge for design engineers.

In contrast to the battery voltage found in cars and smaller vehicles, 24 V board nets are typically used in trucks and commercial vehicles. ESD protection devices with operating voltages typically above 32 V are required to safeguard sensitive signal lines in 24 V board nets. Addressing these requirements, Nexperia has designed this portfolio to have a maximum reverse standoff voltage of 36 V and up to 22 kV ESD protection. This performance is combined with a low clamping voltage of VCL= 48 V at IPP = 1 A to provide the best-in-class system-level robustness for IVN.

Keeping the specifications of in-vehicle networks and the ease of design in mind, Nexperia is offering this portfolio in SOT23 and SOT323 packages with three different ultra-low capacitance classes of 4.3 pF, 6 pF and 10 pF, which help ensure a smooth communication between interfaces without impacting signal integrity. This combination maximizes flexibility in PCB design and offers several performance options for design engineers.

For more information about these new parts, including product specifications and datasheets, visit the portfolio page on

About Nexperia

Nexperia is a leading expert in the high-volume production of essential semiconductors, components that are required by every electronic design in the world. The company’s extensive portfolio includes diodes, bipolar transistors, ESD protection devices, MOSFETs, GaN FETs and analog & logic ICs. Headquartered in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Nexperia annually ships more than 100 billion products, meeting the stringent standards set by the automotive industry. These products are recognized as benchmarks in efficiency – in process, size, power and performance — with industry-leading small packages that save valuable energy and space.

With decades of experience in supplying to the world’s leading companies, Nexperia has over 14,000 employees across Asia, Europe and the US. Nexperia, a subsidiary of Wingtech Technology Co., Ltd. (600745.SS), has an extensive IP portfolio and is certified to IATF 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.

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