Santa Clara, CA (Vocus) November 4, 2008
A global leader in Integrated Passives Devices (IPD), OnChip announced the availability of an Eletrostaic Discharge (ESD) Protection Diode Kit to help designers reduce their time-to-market. The OC-ESD-DK1 is a First Edition Designer Kit and it offers a wide assortment of ESD protection diodes for various applications such as high speed I/O ports and systems that require 30kV contact discharge protection when tested to IEC61000 specifications.
Portable devices such has Mobile Handsets, PC/Notebooks, MP3 Players, PDAs, etc. are becoming increasingly susceptible to ESD failures since they predominantly use integrated circuits (IC) with sub-micron geometries and low working voltages. Protecting these devices with silicon based TVS diodes have become an essential part of the product’s reliability. However, due to time and resource limitations, the proper selection of ESD protection diodes is often overlooked until the very end of the design cycle. At that point, space becomes a major constraint and the designers may be forced to compromise system performance. Having access to an ESD Designer Kit that offers a large selection to Transient Voltage Supressor (TVS) devices will be extremely vital to the success of the product.
“Our one-of-a-kind ESD Engineering Kit significantly reduces the design time for the fast paced Consumer Electronics and Computing products,” said Ashok Chalaka, President and CEO of OnChip Devices. “By offering a wide range of low-capacitance as well as high protection level diodes in various package options, OnChip enables the designers to select the ideal component for their Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) conformance.”
The OC-ESD-DK1 Designer Kit consists of 12 different products including low-capacitance devices, I/O port specific products and industry leading 30kV contact ESD protection diodes as well as the smallest avaiable 0201-size Flip Chip components. Each product type has 10 to 20 samples for breadboarding and quick engineering evaluation. Many of the components are built using industry standard SOT, SC70, MSOP and DFN packages and the number of channels offered range from 1 to 8 per device. Some of the devices have an overall thickness of less than 0.5mm which make them ideal for height sensitive product enclosures. All 12 products included in this first generation kit are currently shipping globally and in production volumes.
Availability and Pricing:
The OC-ESD-DK1 ESD Protection TVD Diode Designer Kits may be purchased directly from OnChip or from a large network of franchised Distributors worldwide. These devices have a suggested retail price of $ 250.00. Developed at the OnChip Santa Clara facility, these components are produced to the highest quality standards.
About OnChip Devices:
OnChip Devices head-quartered in Santa Clara, CA is a global leader in Integrated Passive Devices. With full access a local silicon fabrication facility and strong partnerships with full turn-key assembly houses in Asia, OnChip is offering state-of-the-art silicon and ceramic solutions for High-brightness LED, Computing and Consumer Electronics.