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New Vishay Intertechnology BiSy Single-Line, Ultra-Low-Capacitance ESD Protection Diode Saves Board Space in Portable Electronics

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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today released a new bidirectional symmetrical (BiSy) single-line ESD protection diode for portable electronics in the ultra-compact CLP0603 package. Measuring only 0.6 mm by 0.3 mm with a very low height of 0.27 mm, the Vishay Semiconductors VBUS05B1-SD0 offers ultra-low capacitance and leakage current for the protection of high-speed data lines and antennas against transient voltage signals.

The VBUS05B1-SD0s chip-level package in the 0603 case size is one of the smallest in the industry, requiring three times less board space than packages in the 1006 case size. Due to its short leads and small package size, the diodes line inductance is very low, allowing fast transients such as an ESD strike to be clamped with minimal over- or undershoots.

With very low load capacitance of 0.29 pF typical and 0.4 pF maximum, the VBUS05B1-SD0 can be used for the protection of high-speed data ports like HDMI, USB 3.0, and Thunderbolt in smartphones, mobile phones, digital cameras, MP3 players, and portable gaming systems. The device features a low maximum leakage current of < 0.1 A at the working voltage of 5.5 V, a breakdown voltage of 8.8 V typical at 1 mA, and a maximum clamping voltage of 18 V at 2.5 A.

The VBUS05B1-SD0 provides transient protection for one data line as per IEC 61000-4-2 at +/- 16 kV (air and contact discharge). The device offers a moisture sensitivity level (MSL) of 1 in accordance to J-STD-020, a UL 94 V-0 flammability rating, and supports reflow soldering to +260 ^0C for 10 s per JEDEC STD-020. The protection diode is RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay GREEN.

Samples and production quantities of the new VBUS05B1-SD0 are available now, with lead times of eight weeks for large orders.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishays product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and “one-stop shop” service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.

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Link to product datasheet:
http://www.vishay.com/ppg85899 (VBUS05B1-SD0)

Link to product photo:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vishay/16843105526/sizes/l

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