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Toshiba Launches ESD Protection Diode with the Industry's Lowest Capacitance for High Speed Data Lines

  Toshiba Launches ESD Protection Diode with the Industry's Lowest Capacitance
  for High Speed Data Lines

Business Wire

TOKYO -- July 17, 2013

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it has launched an
ESD^[1] protection diode, "DF2B7M3SC", with the lowest 0.1pF capacitance in
its class^[2], which protects USB3.0/2.0, HDMI^®, eSATA, DisplayPort,
Thunderbolt^TM, and other high speed data lines from ESD. Mass production is
scheduled to start at the end of July, 2013.

Toshiba's ESD Protection Diode, "DF2B7M3SC", with the Industry's Lowest
Capacitance (Photo: Business ...

Toshiba's ESD Protection Diode, "DF2B7M3SC", with the Industry's Lowest
Capacitance (Photo: Business Wire)

The product uses the newly developed ESD Diode Array Process III (EAP III),
and maintains the same ESD protection level with 1/2 capacitance of equivalent
products^[3]. It also realizes a small insertion loss^[4] and low noise
figure, and can be used for wireless applications that are sensitive to signal
and noise levels.

Applications
USB3.0/2.0, HDMI^®, eSATA, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt^TM, high frequency
antenna, front-end module, Wi-Fi^TM, Bluetooth^TM, GPS

                                     
Main Specification
Part Number                            DF2B7M3SC
Working Peak Reverse Voltage           5V (Max)
(V[RWM])
Total Capacitance (C[t])               0.1pF (V[R]=0V, f=1MHz)
                                       0.1pF (V[R]=0V, f=5GHz)
Guaranteed ESD Protection (V[ESD])    ±8kV (IEC61000-4-2) (Contact Discharge)
                                       

Notes:
[1] ESD: Electrostatic Discharge.
[2] ESD protection diodes using PN junction semiconductor structure that cover
wide frequency range from 4 to 12GHz. Research by Toshiba Corporation in July,
2013.
[3] "DF2B6.8M2SC"
[4] The attenuation of RF signal from input to output. The insertion loss of
DF2B7M3SC is less than 0.1dB @ f=5GHz.

  
*   HDMI is a registered trademark of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States
    and/or other countries.
*   Thunderbolt is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States
    and/or other countries.
*   Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG Inc. and is used by
    Toshiba Corporation under license.
*   Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance.
    

Customer Inquiries:
Small Signal Device Sales and Marketing Department
Tel: +81-3-3457-3411

Information in this document, including product prices and specifications,
content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the
announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.

About Toshiba

Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and
marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba
Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital
products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs;
electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials;
industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation
systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators &
elevators; and home appliances.

Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than
590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales
surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$61 billion). Visit Toshiba's web site at
www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

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Media Inquiries:
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Semiconductor & Storage Products Company
Takashi Mochizuki, +81-3-3457-4963
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