Semtech’s new ultra-low capacitance TVS device offers industry leading ESD protection for high speed data lines
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Semtech's new addition to RClamp (Photo: Business Wire)
As high-speed transceiver ICs implemented on ever-shrinking silicon geometries become increasingly sensitive to transient voltage spikes, the need for high performance protection circuitry is becoming even more critical. These ICs require ultra-low clamping voltage protection while also presenting a minimal loading capacitance. Based on Semtech’s FemtoClamp™ technology, the RClamp3371ZC utilizes an advanced ultra-low capacitance TVS silicon process for achieving the highest performance ESD protection for high speed data communication channels. RClamp3371ZC is housed in a very small 0201 package giving board designers key space savings and a high degree of layout flexibility.
“USB Type-C interfaces are rapidly becoming the data transfer standard for communications and handheld devices,” said Tee Lim, Product Marketing Director for Semtech’s
Key Features of the RClamp3371ZC
- Transient protection for high speed data lines to: IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD) ±17kV (air), ±10kV (contact); IEC 61000-4-4 (EFT) 40A (5/50ns); IEC 61000-4-5 (lightning) 9A (8/20μs)
- 3.3V working voltage protection
- Robust surge capability: 9A (tp=8/20μs)
- Ultra-low Low capacitance (<0.25 pF max)
- Ultra-small 0.62 x 0.32 x 0.25mm (0201) package
- Pb-free and RoHS/WEEE compliant
Pricing and Availability
The RClamp3371ZC (order code: RClamp3371ZCTNT) is available immediately in production quantities. Semtech offers comprehensive design assistance, including field- and factory-based support. Datasheets, volume pricing and delivery quotes, as well as evaluation kits and samples are available by visiting here.
About Semtech’s Circuit Protection Products
Semtech provides reliable system-level electrostatic discharge (ESD) and electromagnetic interference (EMI) circuit protection solutions that meet the industry's toughest requirements. Semtech ESD protection diodes feature low clamping voltage, low capacitance and low leakage current to protect your system interconnects from external ESD threats. Semtech’s portfolio of circuit protection products include the RClamp®, EClamp®, µClamp®, and TClamp® families of products, among others. For more information, visit the Semtech Circuit Protection site.
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