SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

June 21, 2012 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Introduces New Bidirectional Symmetrical Single-Line ESD Protection Diode in Ultra-Compact LLP1006-2L Package

Device Offers Low Capacitance of 14 pF, Working Voltage of 7 V, and Leakage Current of Less Than 0.1 Microamp for Portable Electronics

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2012) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced a new bidirectional symmetrical (BiSy) single-line ESD protection diode that offers low capacitance of 14 pF in the ultra-compact LLP1006-2L package.

With a small 1.0 mm by 0.6 mm footprint and an extremely low profile of 0.38 mm, the new VCUT07B1-HD1 is designed to reduce the board space required for ESD protection in portable electronics, including notebook computers and smartphones.

At the working voltage of 7 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 7.3 V minimum at 1 mA will be clamped or shorted to ground. The device features a maximum clamping voltage of 15 V at 4 A.

The short leads and small size of the LLP1006-2L package enable a diode with very low line inductance, allowing fast transients such as ESD strikes to be clamped with minimal over- or undershoots.

The VCUT07B1-HD1 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 4 A. The device is lead (Pb)-free and complies with RoHS 2011/65/EU and Vishay "Green" environmental specifications. Soldering can be checked by standard vision inspection, with no X-ray necessary.

Samples of the VCUT07B1-HD1 are available now. Production quantities will be available in Q4 2012, with lead times of eight to 10 weeks for larger orders. Follow ESD protection diodes from Vishay 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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