Nexperia Introduces First ESD Protection Device Supporting USB4 Standard

Nijmegen, March 10, 2020: Nexperia, a production specialist in discrete, mosfet and analog and logic devices, today announced the PESD2V8R1BSF, the industry’s first ESD protection device developed specifically for the USB4TM standard, with industry-leading of RF performance. The new devices feature Nexperia’s TrEOS ESD technology and active thyristor (SCR) technology, which will be of particular interest to engineers designing USB4TM and Thunderbolt interfaces. The device achieves very low capacitance (down to 0.1 pF); very low clamping voltage dynamic resistance down to 0.1 Ω) and very robust surge and ESD protection (up to 20A 8/20 µs). The PESD2V8R1BSF is packaged in an ultra-low inductance SOD962 package.

Stefan Seider, Product Manager at Nexperia, commented: “To avoid signal integrity issues, the PESD2V8R1BSF ESD protection diode offers extremely low insertion loss and correspondingly low return loss of -0.21 dB and -17.4 dB, respectively, at 10 GHz. This ESD The protection device meets the higher Voltage requirements of USB 3.2. This means that the device can be placed behind the USB Type-C® connector to protect coupling Capacitors while still being backward compatible with USB 3.2.”

TrEOS protection diodes are housed in a very compact and very reliable DSN0603-2 (SOD962) package. The widely used 0603 form factor offers many advantages, including extremely low inductance, fast protection, and integration into a monolithic circuit that eliminates the need for wire bonds, reducing mechanical and thermal stress.

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About Nexperia

Nexperia is a high-throughput production specialist for discrete, MOSFET, GaN FET and analog and logic devices that meet the stringent standards of the automotive industry. With a strong focus on efficiency, Nexperia is able to continuously meet the global production needs of all kinds of Electronic design basic devices: up to 90 billion units per year. Its products have become industry benchmarks in terms of efficiency (such as process, size, power and performance), and have the industry’s smallest packaging technology, which can effectively save power and space.

With decades of professional experience, Nexperia has been providing quality products and services to leading companies around the world and has more than 11,000 employees in Asia, Europe and the United States. The company has a large intellectual property portfolio and is IATF 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified.

Nexperia: Efficiency wins.