Power Electronics

Tiny ESD-Protection Array Guards High-Speed Data Interfaces in Portable Devices

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX14541E, a diode array that protects 3-channel data interfaces from ESD spikes up to ±15kV (Human Body Model). A low input capacitance of 6pF (typ) prevents signal distortion in high-speed applications. Meanwhile, the IC's ultra-low leakage current of less than 1nA minimally impacts the end application, making the device a natural choice for designs requiring accurate current measurements. The MAX14541E is well suited for glucose meters, cell phones, media players, PDAs, and other portable applications.

Packaged in a lead-free, 2mm x 2.2mm, 5-pin SC70, the MAX14541 is fully specified over the -40 °C to +125 °C automotive temperature range. Prices start at $0.39 (1000-up, FOB USA).

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