ESD Protection Diodes

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ESD Protection Diodes

Toshiba's ESD diodes focus tremendously on reducing package size. DF6D7M1N, and DF10G7M1N are small-package array solutions which protect multiple bits of data at one time, taking up as little as 0.3 mm² of mounting space for each bit of protection. These arrays offer better protection density compared to having multiple 1-bit protection diodes.

On the other hand, parts like the DF2B7M3SC are able to offer incredibly-low-capacitances due the sheer smallness of the package. With a capacitance of just 0.1 pF, it can protect even the most sensitive signal lines, such as antennas and 10 Gbps lanes. Despite the tiny form-factor and low-capacitance, these ESD protection diodes can handle up to ±8 kV(contact), ±15 kV (air) of ESD surge based on the IEC61000 4-2 tests, and have low-dynamic resistance of under 1.4 Ω to ensure that your system is well protected.

Toshiba also offers a variety of low-cost ESD diodes for less demanding applications, from USB and HDMI speeds to audio ports and push-buttons protection.