ESD Protection Diode Arrays
Vishay announces two low-capacitance ESD protection diode arrays. The VESD05A8-HN2, packaged in the 2.0 × 2.0 mm LLP70-9A, features nine contact pads and a monolithic die with eight protection diodes. As a result, the new array provides bidirectional asymmetrical (BiAs) protection for eight data lines, or bidirectional symmetrical (BiSy) protection for seven data lines. The VESD05A6-HA3 is packaged in the 1.6 × 1.6 mm LLP75-7A and features seven contact pads and a monolithic die with six protection diodes. The array offers bidirectional asymmetrical (BiAs) protection for six data lines or bidirectional symmetrical (BiSy) protection for five data lines. The new leadless SMD arrays meet a high industry standard for ESD protection, supplying transient protection of 30 kV (air) and 30 kV (contact) as per IEC 61000-4-2, as well as 5 A protection against lightning as per IEC 61000-4-5. Their low capacitance minimizes distortion to the operating signal on protected lines.