Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, today announced the latest addition to its TClamp® platform. The two-line, 36V TClamp3602P offers industry-leading levels of protection against both surge and electrostatic discharge (ESD) in a small leadless package. This transient voltage suppression (TVS) array is optimized for safeguarding industrial data interfaces such as RS-485 and CAN from dangerous transient threats, while also minimizing capacitive loading on data interfaces.
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Targeted at industrial applications where data lines reside in harsh electrical environments, the TClamp3602P offers an impressive 30A (8×20µs waveform) lightning surge immunity rating. The device also exceeds industry standard requirements for ESD protection, achieving ±30kV air and ±30kV contact per the IEC61000-4-2 ESD standard. Additionally, the TClamp3602P presents a low line-to-ground capacitance of less than 4pF and is housed in a small form factor 2.0 x 1.0mm QFN package.
“RS-485 data interfaces are prevalent in industrial systems. These interfaces often share the same conduits as industrial DC supply lines,” said Timothy Puls, Product Marketing Director for Semtech’s Protection Products Group. “With wiring or cable faults, the RS-485 link may come into contact with the 24V DC supply lines. The TClamp3602P is an ideal transient protection solution to safeguard RS-485 links from both transient voltage threats and electrical fault conditions.”
Key Features of the TClamp3602P
- Transient protection for high-speed data lines to: IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD) ±30kV (contact), ±30kV (air); IEC 61000-4-4 (EFT) 40A (5/50ns); IEC 61000-4-5 (lightning) 30A (8/20μs)
- 36V bi-directional working voltage protection
- High surge capability: 30A (tp=8/20μs)
- Protects 2 I/O lines
- Low capacitance (<4 pF line-to-line)
- QFN package: 2.0 x 1.0 x 0.55mm
- Pb free and RoHS/WEEE compliant
Pricing and Availability
The TClamp3602P (order code: TClamp3602P.TCT) is available immediately in production quantities. Semtech offers comprehensive design assistance, including field- and factory-based support. Data sheets, volume pricing, and delivery quotes, as well as evaluation kits and samples, are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Semtech’s Circuit Protection Products
Semtech provides reliable system-level Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) circuit protection solutions that meet the industry’s toughest requirements. Semtech ESD protection diodes feature low clamping voltage, low capacitance and low leakage current to protect your system interconnects from external ESD threats. Semtech’s portfolio of circuit protection products include the RClamp®, EClamp®, µClamp®, and TClamp® families of products, among others. For more information, visit the Semtech Circuit Protection site.
Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, computing, communications and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit www.semtech.com.
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