Nexperia delivers first ESD protection device for USB4

March 10, 2020

Nijmegen -- TrEOS diodes fully support USB4TM standard; devices feature low clamping, low capacitance, low leakage and high robustness

Nexperia, the expert in discrete, MOSFET and GaN FET components and analog & logic ICs, today announced the PESD2V8R1BSF, industry’s first ESD protection device dedicated for the USB4TM standard with industry-leading RF performance. Of special interest to engineers designing USB4TM and Thunderbolt interfaces, the new device uses Nexperia’s TrEOS ESD protection technology with active silicon-controlled rectification. It delivers a winning combination of extremely low capacitance (down to 0.1 pF); extremely low clamping (dynamic resistance down to 0.1 Ω) and very high robustness against surge and ESD pulses (up to 20A 8/20 µs for very fast datalines). PESD2V8R1BSF comes in the ultra-low inductance SOD962 package. 

Comments Stefan Seider, product manager at Nexperia: “To avoid signal integrity issues, the PESD2V8R1BSF ESD protection diode offers extremely low insertion loss figures of -0.21 dB at 10 GHz and correspondingly low return loss figures of -17.4 dB at 10 GHz. The new ESD protection device is suitable for the higher voltage requirements of USB 3.2. This means it can be placed right behind the USB Type-C® connector to protect the coupling capacitance as well, while still being backwards compatible to USB3.2.”

TrEOS protection diodes are packaged in the very compact, very robust DSN0603-2 (SOD962) package. The advantages of this widely-used 0603 form factor are lowest inductance for fastest protection and a reduction of mechanical and thermal stress, because bond-wires are replaced by integration into the monolithic circuit.

More information on the new ESD protection device PESD2V8R1BSF including product specifications and datasheet is available at www.nexperia.com/USB4protection

About Nexperia

Nexperia is the expert in high-volume production of discrete and MOSFET and GaN FET components and analog & logic ICs that meet the stringent standards set by the Automotive industry. With an absolute focus on efficiency, Nexperia consistently produces the essential semiconductors required by every electronic design in the world: more than 90 billion annually. Products that are benchmarks in efficiency - in process, size, power and performance - with industry-leading small packages that save valuable energy and space.
With decades of experience, supplying to the world’s biggest companies, Nexperia has over 11,000 employees across Asia, Europe and the U.S., offering global support. The company has an extensive IP portfolio and is certified to IATF 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

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