New Miniaturization Record by STMicroelectronics Makes More Room for Mobile Functionality

New Miniaturization Record by STMicroelectronics Makes More Room for Mobile 
Functionality 
Mandatory Over-Voltage Protection Now Available in Smallest
Industry-Standard Surface-Mount Package 
GENEVA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 --  STMicroelectronics (NYSE:
STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the
spectrum of electronics applications and the world's largest supplier
of Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) protection components, has
introduced the world's smallest TVS diode for protecting sensitive
electronics in consumer products and handhelds. 
As the first such device to be offered in the industry's smallest
standard surface-mount outline of 0.45 x 0.2mm, the ESDAVLC6-1BV2 is
one size smaller than today's 0.6 x 0.3mm devices. 
The value of the space saving to designers can be seen by comparing
with other chip sizes used in smartphones and tablets. "A complete
motion-sensing IC for features such as indoor navigation and advanced
user interface, such as ST's LSM303D, measures just 3 x 3mm, while
some power chips are as small as 2 x 2mm," explains Eric Paris,
Product Marketing Director, ASD & IPAD Division, STMicroelectronics.
"Trimming 0.2mm or 0.1mm from each TVS can simplify placing
components and routing connections, especially if the design contains
several such devices."  
The ESDAVLC6-1BV2 TVS diode fully satisfies the protection
requirements specified in the international standard IEC 61000-4-2.
Although other types of electrostatic-discharge (ESD) protectors,
such as varistors, are available in the same size, these generally do
not protect as effectively. ST's new ESDAVLC6-1BV2 has a clamping
voltage half that of the nearest competing varistor in the same size
package, offering greater safety for the internal components.
Although useful in many applications, varistors also age, providing
progressively less protection with each ESD event clamped. 
Major features of ESDAVLC6-1BV2: 


 
--  Bidirectional operation; single part number fulfils multiple roles on
    pc-board
--  Bandwidth: 1GHz
--  Line capacitance: 7.5pF
--  Breakdown voltage 6V
--  Ultra-thin 0.2mm package height

  
The ESDAVLC6-1BV2 is in mass production now, and samples are also
available. Prices start at $0.10 for orders of 1,000 pieces. If your
company has higher volume requirements, please contact your local ST
representative. 
About STMicroelectronics
 ST is a global leader in the semiconductor
market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power and
automotive products and embedded processing solutions. From energy
management and savings to trust and data security, from healthcare
and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and office,
at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a
positive and innovative contribution to people's life. By getting
more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for
life.augmented. 
In 2012, the Company's net revenues were $8.49 billion. Further
information on ST can be found at www.st.com. 
ESD Protection Diode from STMicroelectronics:
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 ESD Protection Diode
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