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Toshiba Launches ESD Protection Diode with World’s Lowest Capacitance for High Speed Data Lines
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IRVINE, Calif., July 16, 2013 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today announced that it has launched an ESD1 protection diode, the DF2B7M3SC, with the lowest 0.1pF capacitance in its class2, which protects USB3.0/2.0, HDMI®, eSATA, DisplayPort, ThunderboltTM, and other high speed data lines from ESD. Mass production is scheduled to begin in August of 2013.

The product uses the newly developed ESD Diode Array Process III (EAP III), and maintains the same ESD protection level with 1/2 capacitance of equivalent products3. It also realizes a small insertion loss4 and low noise figure, and can be used for wireless applications that are sensitive to signal and noise levels.

Applications

USB3.0/2.0, HDMI, eSATA, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt™, high frequency antenna, front-end module, Wi-Fi™, Bluetooth™, GPS

Main Specifications
Part Number DF2B7M3SC
Working Peak Reverse Voltage (VRWM) 5V (Max)
Total Capacitance (Ct) 0.1pF (VR=0V, f=1MHz)
0.1pF (VR=0V, f=5GHz)
Guaranteed ESD Protection (VESD) ±8kV (IEC61000-4-2) (Contact Discharge)

 

*About TAEC

Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, VARs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), discrete devices, advanced materials, medical tubes, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers and wireless components that make possible today’s leading smartphones, tablets, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, enterprise solutions and more.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan's largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world's fifth largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2012 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, April, 2013). Toshiba Corporation was founded in 1875 and today has over 554 subsidiaries and affiliates, with 210,000 employees worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

 

1 ESD: Electrostatic Discharge.
2 ESD protection diodes using PN junction semiconductor structure that cover wide frequency range from 4 to 12GHz. Research by Toshiba Corporation in July, 2013.
3 DF2B6.8M2SC ESD protection diode
4 The attenuation of RF signal from input to output. The insertion loss of DF2B7M3SC is less than 0.1dB @ f=5GHz.

*  HDMI is a registered trademark of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and/or other countries.
*  Thunderbolt is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
*  Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG Inc. and is used by Toshiba Corporation under license.
*  Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance

Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice. Technical and application information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product specifications. In developing designs, please ensure that Toshiba products are used within specified operating ranges as set forth in the most recent Toshiba product specifications and the information set forth in Toshiba's "Handling Guide for Semiconductor Devices," or "Toshiba Semiconductor Reliability Handbook." This information is available at http://www.toshiba.com/taec/support/techquestions/index.jsp or from your TAEC representative.

 
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