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Selecting an ESD Diode

Under specified datasheets and lack of understanding of ESD protection has made picking diodes a hit or miss scenario. This article will lay out a method to make your diode selection much more successful.

What is not covered:

  • Lightning strike protection
  • System level design

Choosing your ESD diode will require simultaneously solving the following four requirements:

  • I/O Operating Range
  • Signal Integrity
  • ESD Performance
  • Destructive limits

For details on each of the requirements download the attached PDF.

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