Silicon ESD (SESD) protection devices help protect electronic circuits against damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD) events. TE Connectivity’s SESD0201C-006-058 device is a bi-directional and ultra-low capacitance 0.6 picofarad (pF) device that is suitable for protecting very-high-speed data lines, such as USB and HDMI, or low-voltage antenna ports. The device’s ultra-low capacitance, low insertion loss (<0.5dB up to 3GHz), and high linearity of capacitance vs. frequency helps minimize signal degradation. Silicon ESD Circuit Protection Devices for Mobile Phones and Portable ElectronicsTE Connectivity’s 0201-sized SESD device’s miniature footprint – measuring 0.6mm x 0.3mm x 0.3mm – is approximately 70 percent smaller than prior-generation devices, offering designers flexibility in space-constrained applications.

SESD0201C-120-058 devices offer 8kV contact and 15kV air discharge protection per the IEC61000-4-2, level 4 standard, while the SESD0201P1BN-0400-090 device offers 10kV contact and 16kV air discharge protection per the IEC61000-4-2, level 4 standard.

Applications of Silicon ESD Protection Devices

  • Mobile phones and portable electronics
  • High-speed data lines (low capacitance 0201 and 0402)
  • Low-voltage antenna ports (bi-directional 0201)
  • USB 2.0/3.0, HDMI 1.3/1.4, and DisplayPort
  • USB 2.0/3.0, HDMI 1.3/1.4, and DisplayPort low voltage VBUS line
  • Applications requiring high ESD performance in a small package