Tyco Electronics announced an addition to its popular PolySwitch resettable PPTC (polymeric positive temperature coefficient) devices surface-mount product family. Suitable for the latest generation of high frequency data ports, I/O ports and storage devices, the picoSMD035F device offers circuit designers the smallest PPTC overcurrent protection device available for consumer and computer electronics, according to the company. The 0805 (2012 mm) EIA compliant form factor of the picoSMD device consumes less than half the board space required by previous offerings. Rated at 6V, the picoSMD035F device provides a hold current of 0.35A, a trip current of 0.75A and a maximum resistance of 1.4O. The device meets safety agency standards, is full-edge terminated with nickel-gold finish for solderability, and is RoHS compliant.