TVS Diode - ESD SuppressorsAugust 30, 2020 by Eaton Electronic Components
Eaton Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) diodes provide highly reliable protection against overvoltage/ESD events in a wide range of electronic products.
These devices utilize silicon avalanche technology with very fast response times and low capacitance options (down to 0.15 pF) to address the most rapid voltage transients. Eaton’s TVS diodes allow customers to meet IEC 61000- 4-2 ESD protection standards (up to 30 kV air and contact discharge), as well as the 8/20 μs waveform typical of lightning strikes. Eaton’s TVS diodes are available in discrete or array packages across several industry-standard footprints.
Each product offers a low clamping voltage and high peak power/current dissipation with no performance degradation over multiple ESD events. Eaton’s TVS diodes operate by shunting overcurrent to ground and clamping overvoltage (< 1 nanosecond) to safe levels during ESD strikes, thereby protecting critical downstream circuit elements.