DMTL has announced the latest addition to its growing high reliability passive component offering for the automotive industry. It is the AVX AG ultra-low capacitance automotive varistor series designed to provide ESD protection in automotive circuitry.
According to DMTL, these AEC-Q 200 qualified Automotive Sub 1pF Varistors (ASPVs) provide the fastest response times to ESD strikes with multi-strike capability and low insertion losses. Operating temperature range is -55 to +125ºC.
Based on reliable zinc-oxide technology, the ASPV devices offer ultra-low capacitance bi-directional ESD protection with 0.8pF type capacitance in a compact 0402 SMT package.
AVX has designed the AG Series for use in automotive circuits that are sensitive to capacitance such as modern automotive high-speed information systems, touch controls and displays, RF applications and other capacitance sensitive circuits.