TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ProTek Devices has introduced a new series of transient voltage suppressor arrays (TVS arrays) for circuit protection in applications such as, smartphones and other portable electronics, USB interfaces, and Ethernet 10/100/1000 base T. The new GBLCxxCDN series consists of five ultra-low capacitance (3pF typical), low leakage current, TVS arrays. They are available in a bidirectional configuration. At higher operating frequencies or faster edge rates, insertion loss and signal integrity are a major concern. The GBLCxxCDN series also helps resolve these concerns.
ProTek Devices' GBLCxxCDN series is rated at 350 Watts for an 8/20 micro amps waveshape. The series is compatible with IEC standard 61000-4-2 for electrostatic discharge (ESD): air - 15kV, contact - 8kV. It exceeds level 4 of the standard by handling a 25kV air discharge and 10kV contact. It's also compatible with IEC standards 61000-4-4 for electrical fast transients (EFT): 40A - 5/50ns, and 61000-4-5 (surge).
As an ideal replacement for multi-layer varistors (MLV 0805), the TVS arrays are designed to protect one power or I/O port. The GBLCxxCDN series provides ESD protection of > 25kV, a low clamping voltage, and RoHS and REACH compliance. The five devices - and their rated stand-off voltages - that make up the series are: the GBLC05CDN at 5.0 volts; the GBLC08CDN at 8.0 volts; the GBLC12CDN at 12.0 volts; the GBLC15CDN at 15.0 volts; and the GBLC24CDN at 24.0 volts.
The TVS arrays are provided in a molded JEDEC DFN-2 package with an approximate weight of 0.8 milligrams. The package features lead-free pure-tin plating (annealed). The series has a flammability rating of UL 94V-0.
Pricing and Availability
ProTek Devices' GBLCxxCDN series is now available in mass quantities and is offered in 8mm tape and reel, per EIA standard 481. Pricing ranges from $0.16 in quantities around 10,000 units. A data sheet for the series can be download at http://www.protekdevices.com/Assets/Documents/Datasheets/gblc_cdn.pdf.
About ProTek Devices
In business more than 20 years, ProTek Devices™ is a privately held semiconductor company. The company offers a product line of overvoltage protection and overcurrent protection components. These include transient voltage suppressor arrays (TVS arrays), avalanche breakdown diodes, steering diode TVS arrays, PPTC devices, and electronics SMD chip fuses. These components deliver circuit protection in various electronic systems against lightning; electrostatic discharge (ESD); nuclear electromagnetic pulses (NEMP); inductive switching; and electromagnetic interference / radio frequency interference (EMI / RFI). ProTek Devices also offers high performance interface and linear products. They include analog switches; multiplexers; LED drivers; LED wafer die for ESD protection; audio control ICs; RF and related high frequency products. The company maintains its headquarters in Tempe, Ariz. More information is available at http://www.protekdevices.com.
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