New from AVX Corporation, the AEC Q200-qualified Automotive StaticGuard Series varistor is an advanced device designed for general ESD protection use in automotive circuits, including CMOS, bi-polar, and SiGe based systems.

Delivering low capacitance and specified leakage current, this is suitable for high-speed signal lines and provides bi-directional transient voltage protection in the on-state and excellent EMI/RFI attenuation in the off-state, while offering an ESD rating up to 15kV.

Available in miniature 0402, 0603, and 0805 case sizes, the RoHS-compliant Automotive StaticGuard Series devices are suitable for general-purpose drives, general-purpose logic, transceiver chips, and sensor applications.

Jeremiah Woods, global marketing manager for circuit protection at AVX, commented: “The varistors deliver an advanced solution that further addresses the automobile industry’s need for effective transient voltage/signal suppression coupled with consistent and reliable performance.”