RailClamp® TVS diode arrays are specifically designed to protect sensitive components which are connected to high-speed data and transmission lines from overvoltage caused by ESD (electrostatic discharge), CDE (Cable Discharge Events), and EFT (electrical fast transients).
- Transient protection for high-speed data lines to
- IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD) ±18kV (air), ±12kV (contact)
- IEC 61000-4-4 (EFT) 40A (5/50ns)
- Array of surge rated diodes with internal TVS Diode
- Small package saves board space
- Protects up to 6-Lines operating at 5V
- Low capacitance: 0.25pF typical (I/O to I/O)
- No insertion loss to 3.0GHz
- Low leakage current
- Low clamping voltage
- Innovative package for easy pcb layout
- Solid-state silicon-avalanche technology
- 10GBASE-T Ethernet
- 10/100/1000 Ethernet
- USB 3.0
- HDMI 1.4
- SLP1610P4T 6-pin
- RClamp0542T.TCT - Pb-Free, Halogen Free, RoHS/WEEE Compliant
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