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Semiconductor Firm Opens Circuit Protection Test Lab

ON Semiconductor has debuted its Circuit Protection Applications Test Laboratory (based in Shanghai, China), which was established to help Asia-Pacific customers speed product development. This is the company’s first circuit protection test lab outside of the United States to offer extensive testing, problem resolution and consultancy to customers for circuit-protection issues relating to international regulatory standards. The focus of the China lab will be overvoltage protection for portable consumer products and telecommunications equipment, such as cell phones and DSL modems.

This lab can perform many of the surge tests needed to comply with industry regulatory standards, including IEC 61000-4-4, IEC 61000-4-5, IEC 61000-4-11, ANSI/IEEE C62.41, UL 864, UL 1449, FCC Part 68, ITU Rec. K.17, K.20, K.21, K.45, and Telcordia GR1089-CORE. In addition to extensive testing capabilities, the lab will support customers with applications troubleshooting, protection-device benchmarking, characterization, and proposals for original protection devices.

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