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Semtech Introduces the RClamp®2431TQ Ultra-Low Capacitance 24V TVS Device for Safeguarding Automotive Antennas
The RClamp2431TQ, engineered to protect high bandwidth car antennas from dangerous ESD transients, expands Semtech’s AEC-Q100 protection plat

Semtech Introduces the RClamp2431TQ Ultra-Low Capacitance 24V TVS Device for Safeguarding Automotive Antennas

The RClamp2431TQ, engineered to protect high bandwidth car antennas from dangerous ESD transients, expands Semtech’s AEC-Q100 protection platform

Camarillo, California - February 2, 2016 -

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the RClamp2431TQ, a single-line Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) device engineered to protect automotive antennas from electrostatic discharge (ESD). With the rapid proliferation of wireless communications in automobiles, the number of antennas needing robust ESD protection has increased. The RClamp2431TQ, part of Semtech’s AEC-Q100 protection platform, offers a unique combination of low-clamping ESD protection with an ultra-low capacitance rating, making it ideal for safeguarding car antennas against the harsh electrical transient threats present in vehicles.

The ultra-low capacitance of the RClamp2431TQ enables it to operate on high bandwidth antennas without compromising the signal integrity of the radio frequency (RF) link. With a 24V working voltage, this device is well-suited for safeguarding emerging applications like near field communication antennas. In addition to low-capacitance, RF links require a high working voltage TVS with sufficient low ESD clamping voltage performance. When compared to existing standard polymer devices, the RClamp2431TQ achieves as much as 40 percent reduction in ESD peak clamping voltage.

“The newest vehicles coming off today’s assembly lines are equipped with more advanced wireless communications antennas – from GPS to Bluetooth to V2V and NFC,” said Rick Hansen, Product Marketing Director for Semtech’s Protection Product Group. “The RClamp2431TQ provides significant clamping voltage advantages over traditional polymer-based devices while also presenting sufficiently low capacitance on the RF signal path. We are very pleased with the way the market has already adopted this RClamp2431TQ protection solution.”

Key Features of the RClamp2431TQ

  • Transient protection for high-speed signal lines: IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD)
  • 24V working voltage protection for one I/O line
  • Ultra-small package size: 1.0mm x 0.6mm
  • Low capacitance: 0.35pF line-to-line

Pricing and Availability

The RClamp2431TQ (order code: RClamp2431TQTCT) is available immediately in production quantities and is priced at $0.33 each in 10,000-piece lots. Semtech offers comprehensive design assistance, including field- and factory-based support. Data sheets, volume pricing, and delivery quotes, as well as evaluation kits and samples, are available by contacting

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Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, computing, communications and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit

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