16 September 2011 TI unveils ‘industry's smallest’ high speed usb protection device TI unveils ‘industry's smallest’ high speed usb protection device Texas Instruments has introduced what it claims is the industry's first device to integrate four types of usb 2.0 chip protection in a single package. The TPD4S014 is designed to provide a high level of protection against electrostatic discharge and, according to TI, is the industry's smallest usb protection module for all four usb channels, measuring just 2 x 2 mm. Should the device junction temperature exceed 150°C, the switch turns off to the power rail, protecting against over temperature conditions. To protect the power rail from a moving voltage line, the load switch in the TPD4S014 immediately opens, preventing under or over voltage if the power supply rail drops lower than 2.8V or higher than 6.15V. The TPD4S014 is designed for e-books, portable media players and digital cameras, tablets, embedded computing, portable navigation and portable test and measurement. Author Laura Hopperton Comment on this article Websites http://www.ti.com Companies Texas Instruments This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.