STMicroelectronics – ESD protection for USB3.1 Gen 2 safeguards signal integrity

STMicroelectronics’ new ESDARF02-1BU2CK TVS diode provides the ideal protection for high-speed differential interfaces such as 10Gbits/s USB3.1. These interfaces use leading-edge CMOS processes which are very sensitive to ESD.

The ESDARF02-1BU2CK provides a robust 8kV shield against contact discharges, and up to 20kV for air discharges, inside a package with a 0.18mm² footprint. Its 30GHz operating bandwidth guarantees a high level of signal integrity.