RailClamp® TVS arrays are ultra low capacitance ESD protection devices designed to protect high speed data interfaces.
- Transient protection for data lines to
- IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD) ±25kV (air), ±20kV (contact)
- IEC 61000-4-4 (EFT) 40A (tp = 5/50ns)
- Cable Discharge Event (CDE)
- Ultra-small package (1.0 x 0.6 x 0.4mm)
- Protects one data or I/O line
- Low capacitance: 1.5pF
- Low clamping voltage
- Low operating voltage: 5.0V
- Solid-state silicon-avalanche technology
- Cellular Handsets & Accessories
- Multimedia Card Interfaces
- Digital Signal Lines
- SIM Ports
- SD Lines
- RClamp0501T.TNT - Pb-Free, Halogen Free, RoHS/WEEE Compliant Maximum Dimensions
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