RailClamp® transient voltage suppressor (TVS) arrays are ultra-low capacitance electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection devices designed to protect high speed data interfaces. This series has been specifically designed to protect sensitive components which are connected to high-speed data and transmission lines from over voltage caused by ESD, cable discharge events (CDE) and electrical fast transients (EFT).
- Qualified to AEC-Q100 (grade 1) and AEC-Q101
- Side wettable flanks
- Working voltage: 5V
- IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD) 15kV (air), 10kV (contact)
- Protects four high-speed data lines
- Low clamping voltage
- Automotive applications
- Embedded DisplayPort (eDP)
- DFN 2.5 x 1.0 x 0.55mm 10-Lead
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