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Low-voltage avalanche regulator diodes

High performance voltage regulator diodes in small SOT23 plastic SMD packages.

The series consists of PLVA650A to PLVA668A.

Orderable parts

Type number Orderable part number Ordering code (12NC) Package Buy from distributors
PLVA659A PLVA659AVL 934017370235 SOT23 Order product
PLVA659A PLVA659A,215 934017370215 SOT23 Order product

Features and benefits

  • Very low dynamic impedance at low currents: approximately 1/20 of conventional series
  • Hard breakdown knee
  • Low noise: approximately 1/10 of conventional series
  • Total power dissipation: max. 250 mW
  • Small tolerances of VZ
  • Working voltage range: nominal 5.00 to 6.80 V
  • Non-repetitive peak reverse power dissipation: maximal 30 W.
  • AEC-Q101 qualified


  • Low current, low power, low noise applications
  • CMOS RAM back-up circuits
  • Voltage stabilizers
  • Voltage limiters
  • Smoke detector relays.


Type numberPackage versionPackage nameSize (mm)VZ [nom] (V)IZ (mA)Tolerance +/-VZ [max] (V)IF [max] (mA)VZ [min] (V)Ptot (mW)PZSM (W)Configuration
PLVA659ASOT23SOT232.9 x 1.3 x V6.12505.725030single


Type numberOrderable part number, (Ordering code (12NC))StatusMarkingPackagePackage informationReflow-/Wave solderingPacking
( 9340 173 70235 )

SOT23Reel 11" Q3/T4, LargePack
( 9340 173 70215 )
Active%9DReel 7" Q3/T4

Quality, reliability & chemical content

Type numberOrderable part numberChemical contentRoHS / RHFMSLMSL leadfree
Quality and reliability disclaimer

Documentation (3)

File nameTitleTypeDate
PLVA6XXA_SERIESLow-voltage avalanche regulator diodesData sheet2020-04-06
PLVA659A_Nexperia_Product_QualityPLVA659A Nexperia Product QualityQuality document2019-05-20
PLVA659A_Nexperia_Product_ReliabilityPLVA659A Nexperia Product ReliabilityQuality document2021-03-19


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Ordering, pricing & availability

Type numberOrderable part numberOrdering code (12NC)PackingBuy online
PLVA659APLVA659AVL934017370235Reel 11" Q3/T4, LargePackOrder product
PLVA659APLVA659A,215934017370215Reel 7" Q3/T4Order product


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