Nexperia launches pioneering silicon-based OPEN-Alliance-compliant ESD protection for automotive Ethernet


Nexperia launches pioneering silicon-based OPEN-Alliance-compliant ESD protection for automotive Ethernet

February 11, 2020

Nijmegen -- Nexperia, the expert in discrete and MOSFET components and analog & logic ICs, today announced the launch of industry’s pioneering silicon-based, OPEN Alliance-compliant ESD protection for 100BASE-T1 and 1000BASE-T1 automotive Ethernet systems.

The OPEN (One-Pair Ether-Net) Alliance Special Interest Group (SIG) is a non-profit alliance of automotive industry and technology providers, who collaborate to encourage a wide scale adoption of Ethernet-based networks as the standard in automotive networking applications. Its work is meant to prepare IEEE and other international standards. Nexperia is a technical member of the OPEN Alliance SIG, and has developed fully compliant ESD protection devices, based on silicon technology for 100BASE-T1 and 1000BASE-T1 Ethernet. Silicon based ESD protection devices offer a significantly higher performance level of protection - up to 30kV system level robustness – than competing technologies such as varistors.

“By design of the norm, the Nexperia ESD protection solutions PESD2ETH100-T and PESD2ETH1G-T work with any PHY. Our devices provide outstanding robustness at high data rates without showing degradation like other technologies.” comments Dr. Jan Preibisch, Application Marketing Manager.

More information on the new PESD2ETH100-T and PESD2ETH1G-T ESD protection devices including product specifications and datasheets is available at

About Nexperia

Nexperia is the expert in high-volume production of discrete and MOSFET 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.

Nexperia: Efficiency wins.

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Nexperia Agency: BWW Communications

Petra Beekmans, Head of Communications & Branding
Phone: +31 6 137 111 41

Nick Foot, director