ON Semiconductor introduced the first member of its ultra-low capacitance, Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection family of devices. The ESD9L is a single line ESD protection device that offers 0.5 pF capacitance and low clamping voltage. Available in the industry’s smallest package for ESD protection, this part is suitable for safeguarding high speed data lines in portable applications such as cell phones, MP3 players, PDAs and digital cameras. The ESD9L clamps an input ESD waveform of 15 kV per the IEC61000-4-2 standard, to less than 7V in a matter of nanoseconds. It uses proprietary design techniques to enhance clamping performance while maintaining a small die size enabling it to fit in a SOD-923 package measuring 1.0 mm x 0.6 mm x 0.4 mm. This ultra-small single line ESD protection package gives designers ultimate flexibility in size. The ESD9L5.0ST5G is available in a SOD-923 package and is priced at $0.15 per unit in 10,000 unit quantities.
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