The TVS preserves picture quality while maintaining ESD protection
STMicroelectronics, a provider of protection devices for consumer electronics, has launched Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) an upgraded to its performance of ESD protection for equipment, which enables high-definition (HD) picture quality in low capacitance.
The high signal speeds of DisplayPort, as well as similar external connections such as HDMI, USB3.0 and eSATA, call for improved protection devices that prevent electrostatic pulses from damaging the system’s circuits, as users add or remove cables.
According to the company, these cables are connected to each pin of the external connector to absorb or divert the ESD pulse energy.
STMicroelectronics latest ESDAXLC6-1MY2 Transient Voltage Suppressor, preserves picture quality while maintaining ESD protection meeting applicable industry standards, the company said.
This eXtremely Low Capacitance (XLC) device places a loading of 0.35pF maximum on the signal line. This low capacitance provides a signal bandwidth of 6-7GHz, which enables the 2.7Gbit/s data streams of a DisplayPort interface to pass through without distortion.
STMicroelectronics new ESDAXLC6-1MY2 TVS features single-channel device protecting one high-speed line; 0.35pF maximum capacitance between signal line and ground; more than 6GHz signal bandwidth; certified to IEC 61000-4-2 level 4; and industry-standard SOD882 miniature footprint (1mm x 0.6mm).
The company claims the new TVS will also protect HDMI, USB3.0 and eSATA interfaces, which have similar per-channel data rates.
TVS uses the same footprint and pin arrangement as older devices of higher capacitance, and also provides a direct upgrade or second-source for any existing product.