The ESD-SafeTM series is an enhanced MLC capacitor developed and designed specifically for general ESD protection. (ESD = Electro Static Discharge). ESD-SafeTM capacitors are utilized for ESD protection of I/O gates. ESD capacitors are used on nearly every pin of an automotive module. Their use at that point averages the voltage that the wiring harness can be charged to and the module voltage. The small footprint makes them ideal for high density electronic devices. Capacitance selection is a trade off. Large capacitance values provide better ESD protection however a larger could corrupt the data stream. ESD-SafeTM Capacitors provide (beside ESD protection) RF filtering function.
• AEC Q200 Qualified • ESD Qualified per HBM of AEC Q200-002 • ISO 10605 (uses both 330pf/2kohm and 150pf/2kohm networks)* • EN61000-4 -2 (uses 150pf/330 Ohm network)*