SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

September 22, 2011 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Introduces New Bidirectional Symmetrical Single-Line ESD Protection Diode in Ultra-Compact CLP0603 Silicon Package

Device Offers Low Capacitance of 10 pF and Leakage Current of Less Than 0.1 Microamp for Portable Electronics

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - Sep 22, 2011) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced a new bidirectional symmetrical (BiSy) single-line ESD protection diode in the new ultra-compact CLP0603 silicon package. Enabling very significant PCB space savings, the VCUT05D1-SD0 provides low capacitance of 10 pF for signal and data line protection from transient voltage signals in portable electronics.

Featuring a tiny 0.6 mm by 0.3 mm footprint with a very low package height of less than 0.3 mm, the VCUT05D1-SD0 requires just a third of the space required by devices in the 1006 (mm) or 0603 (in.) footprint packages for active ESD protection in portable gaming systems, digital cameras, MP3 players, mobile phones, smartphones, and other portable systems.

At the working voltage of 5.5 V, the diode offers a high isolation to ground characterized by a low leakage current of less than 0.1 microamp. Any transient voltage signal exceeding the reverse breakdown voltage of 8 V typical at 1 mA will be clamped or shorted to ground. The device features a maximum clamping voltage of 10 V at 1 A.

The small leadless CLP0603 package enables a diode with very low line inductance, allowing fast transients such as ESD strikes to be clamped with minimal over- or undershoots.

The VCUT05D1-SD0 provides transient protection for one data line as per IEC 61000-4-2 at 30 kV (air and contact discharge) and high surge current protection according to IEC 61000-4-5 at 6 A. The device is lead (Pb)-free and complies with RoHS 2002/95/EC and WEEE 2002/96/EC.

Samples of the VCUT05D1-SD0 will be available in Q3 2011. Production quantities will be available in Q1 2012, with lead times of eight to 10 weeks for larger orders. Follow Vishay's ESD protection diode arrays at

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay's product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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