Product News 2018-10
Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation ("Toshiba") has launched TVS diodes (ESD protection diodes): "DF2B5M5SL," "DF2B6M5SL," "DF2S5M5SL," and "DF2S6M5SL," which have improved their protection performance for such as high-speed signal lines for USB3.0 and HDMI® from electrostatic discharge (ESD).
When ESD enters a device, a high surge voltage is applied to ICs and circuit components, causing them to break down or malfunction. As a measure against it, TVS diodes added in ESD penetration routes protect the ICs and circuit components by absorbing the surge voltage. The applied surge voltage is clamped at a certain voltage by the TVS diodes, but there is a range where the TVS diodes cannot adequately respond immediately after the surge, and a first peak voltage higher than the clamp voltage is applied to the ICs and circuit components. A high first peak voltage might cause malfunctions or breakdowns of ICs and circuit components.
By optimizing their chip process and internal structure, the new products have reduced the first peak voltage to about 50 % compared to existing products while featuring low capacitance allowing them to be used for high-speed signal lines. Protection performance is therefore improved when the new products are used for ESD protection of high-speed signal lines. In addition, as the new products use the small SOD-962 package (Toshiba’s package name: SL2), their footprints on circuit boards are small, allowing them to be used for various applications.
 HDMI is a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and/or other countries.
 Existing products: DF2BxM4SL series
 @IEC61000-4-2 (Contact discharge)
 @TLP parameters: Z0=50 Ω, tp=100 ns, tr=300 ps, averaging window t1=30 ns to t2=60 ns
to IPP2=30 A
 @IEC61000-4-5 8/20 μs pulse
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