Nexperia announces ESD protection devices for automotive applications

Nexperia has unveiled a new range of ESD protection devices for high-speed interfaces that are found in automotive applications, especially the in-vehicle networks (IVN) associated with infotainment and vehicle communications.

The PESD4USBx series comprises a total of twelve high-performance 4-channel ESD protection devices that incorporate TrEOS technology which optimises the three pillars of ESD protection (Signal Integrity, System Protection and Robustness) to deliver devices that combine low capacitance, low clamping voltage and high ESD robustness.

Signal integrity is ensured by the very low line capacitance for each channel (as low as 0.25 pF) and the sub-0.05 pF line matching capacitance.

All devices offer deep snapback combined with a low resistance of 0.4 Ohm. With ESD protection up to ±15 kV, the series meets IEC61000-4-2 level 4 and ISO10605 - the highest level of ESD protection currently available in this package size making the devices suitable for modern, densely-packed, automotive designs.

A wide range of interface standards are supported including USB 2.0, Superspeed USB at 10 Gbps, HDMI 2.0, HDBaseT and the increasing number of automotive A/V monitors displays and cameras found in vehicles. PESD4USBx devices also support video links (SerDes): GMSL, FPD-Link and LVDS.

Specifically engineered for automotive applications, the devices exceed the needs of AEC-Q101 by a factor of two. Furthermore, in Nexperia’s state-of-the-art DFN2510D packages (SOT1165D and SOT1176D), side-wettable flanks (SWF) are available as standard, allowing the use of automatic optical inspection (AOI).