Nexperia releases six in-vehicle network ESD protection devices

Offered in a variety of packages, capacitance classes and 36V VRWM (reverse working maximum voltage) six ESD protection devices released by Nexperia provide design flexibility for commercial vehicle applications.

The AEC-Q101 -qualified PESD2CANFD36XX-Q portfolio of six ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection devices is designed to protect bus lines in automotive in-vehicle networks (IVN) such as LIN, CAN, CAN-FD, FlexRay and SENT from damage caused by ESD and other transients. As data rates increase and vehicles feature more electrification, the need for ESD protection is becoming ever more critical, observed Nexperia.

In contrast to the battery voltage found in cars and smaller vehicles, 24V board nets are typically used in trucks and commercial vehicles. ESD protection devices with operating voltages typically above 32V are required to safeguard sensitive signal lines in 24V board nets. Addressing these requirements, Nexperia has designed the portfolio to have a maximum reverse standoff voltage of 36V and up to 22kV ESD protection. This performance is combined with a low clamping voltage of VCL= 48V at IPP = 1.0A to provide the best-in-class system level robustness for IVN, said Nexperia.

To meet the specifications of IVNs, Nexperia offers the ESD devices in SOT23 and SOT323 packages with three low capacitance classes of 4.3, 6.0 and 10pF, for smooth communication between interfaces without impacting signal integrity.
Nexperia produces an extensive portfolio includes diodes, bipolar transistors, ESD protection devices, MOSFETs, GaN FETs and analogue and logic ICs.

The company is headquartered in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and annually ships more than 100 billion products, meeting the stringent standards set by the automotive industry.

Nexperia is a subsidiary of Wingtech Technology, with an extensive IP portfolio and is certified to IATF 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.

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