New Circuit Protection Diodes Provide Surge and ESD Protection for Gigabit Ethernet Data Interfaces
August 22, 2012
Infineon Technologies released a new TVS (Transient Voltage Suppression) diode to protect Gigabit Ethernet interfaces from potential damage due to voltage surge or electrostatic discharge (ESD) events. The new TVS3V3L4U diode features exceptionally low capacitance to meet the high signal integrity requirements of this application, while delivering the robustness and clamping voltage characteristics typical of Infineon’s broad portfolio of circuit protection devices. TVS diodes respond to potentially damaging electricity surge and ESD events by shunting the unwanted force to a ground state before it can damage delicate system components.