Auto-grade ESD suppressors protects from multiple transients up to 30kV

July 31, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Littelfuse's AXGD Series Xtreme-Guard surface-mount, polymer automotive-grade electrostatic discharge suppressors are capable of protecting sensitive devices from contact/air discharges as high as 30kV.

The ESD suppressors are specifically designed for high-frequency, high-speed applications with high voltage ratings (up to 32VDC) and extreme ESD protection requirements. Even after multiple ESD strikes, they continue to maintain extremely low leakage (<1nA); their ultra-low capacitance ensures compatibility with high-speed data line applications. These surface-mount devices, available in 0603 or 0402 footprints, have a rigid and flat top cover to simplify pick-and-place assembly and allow for more compact circuit board designs.

The AEC-Q200 qualified design of the AXGD Series makes it suitable for automotive applications, including infotainment, automotive antennas, and RF antenna systems, as well as mid- to high-end electronics. The devices are available in a choice of two package sizes, in both tape and reel format: XGD10402 devices are provided in 0402 packages and sold in quantities of 10,000; XGD10603 devices are provided in 0603 packages and available in quantities of 1,000 and 5,000.

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