Electrical breakdown Press Release
|10/17/2019 - 11:51||
Toshiba Releases Low Capacitance TVS Diodes Suitable for ESD Protection for Thunderbolt 3 and other High Speed Signal Lines
TOKYO— Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation ("Toshiba") today starts shipments of two low capacitance TVS diodes (ESD protection diodes) that support high speed communication standards, such as Thunderbolt™ 3, HDMI® 2.1 and USB 3.1. The new “DF2B5M4ASL” supports a maximum working peak reverse voltage of 3.6V, and “DF2B6M4ASL” supports 5.5V.
|05/20/2019 - 23:06||
Intern invents computer program to improve safety
Erick Schimnowski, computer engineering major at the University of Minnesota and an intern at Great River Energy, solved a problem that saves hours of work time.
|Great River Energy|
|05/13/2019 - 10:58||
General Purpose ESD Protection
ST’s clamping arrays support many applications such as smartphones, audio accessories, set-top boxes, glucose meters, metering, and home gateways, to name just a few.
|03/22/2019 - 16:34||
UMD Scientists Create Method for Remote Detection of Radioactive Material
Physicists at the University of Maryland have developed a powerful new method to detect radioactive material. By using an infrared laser beam to induce a phenomenon known as an electron avalanche breakdown near the material, the new technique is able to detect shielded material from a distance. The method improves upon current technologies that require close proximity to the radioactive material.
|12/19/2018 - 13:55||
IEEE Publishes Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations to Help Reduce Burn Injuries Suffered by Electricians Due to Equipment Failure
IEEE 1584TM-2018 provides mathematical models for designers and facility operators to apply in determining arc-flash hazard distances.
|IEEE Standards ...|
|10/22/2018 - 11:47||
The Fleet Science Center brings the science and history of electricity to life with It's Electric
San Diego, CA—The Fleet Science Center announces the newest addition to its permanent collection, It's Electric, opening Saturday, October 27, in the Fleet's Main Gallery. In this exhibition, visitors explore fundamental principles of electricity by participating in a series of fun, interactive experiences and live demonstrations. Exhibits cover basic principles such as magnetic fields, electric charges and battery technology.
|Reuben H Fleet|
|06/13/2018 - 13:17||
Governor Cuomo Urges Caution as Severe Weather Moves Through the State
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today urged New Yorkers to prepare for scattered thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon through the evening as storms move from the Great Lakes eastward, bringing strong winds and possibly producing winds gusts from 40 to 60 mph, which could bring down trees and power lines. Current forecasts predict frequent lightning strikes from this storm. New Yorkers should take proper precautions and closely monitor local media outlets for weather updates as the storm passes through their communities, especially if outdoor activities are planned.
|New York Governor|
|04/16/2018 - 13:06||
SEMI Announces ESD Alliance to Join as Strategic Association Partner
Milpitas, CA – April 16, 2018 – SEMI today announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding to integrate the ESD (Electronic System Design) Alliance as a SEMI Strategic Association Partner this year. Under the partnership, the Redwood City, Calif.-based association and its system design ecosystem membership will join SEMI, deepening ESD Alliance’s global reach in the electronics manufacturing supply chain and enabling SEMI members to connect and directly collaborate with the semiconductor design sector.
|03/08/2018 - 02:03||
Evading in-flight lightning strikes
MIT study shows electrically charging planes would reduce their risk of being struck by lightning.
|09/18/2017 - 09:24||
Littelfuse TVS Diode Arrays Are Ideal for Protecting Chipsets with Geometries of 28nm and Smaller from ESD Damage
CHICAGO, September 18, 2017 — Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, today introduced a series of 0.9pF ±30kV Discrete Unidirectional TVS Diode Arrays (SPA® Diodes). SP3222 Series TVS Diode Arrays are designed with low capacitance rail-to-rail diodes and an additional Zener diode to provide protection for electronic equipment that may experience destructive electrostatic discharge (ESD). These robust diodes are AEC-Q101 qualified and can safely absorb repetitive ESD strikes above the maximum level specified in international standards without performance degradation.
|07/31/2017 - 12:19||
Compact Auto-Grade ESD Suppressors from Littelfuse Protects Against Transients up to 30kV, Even After Multiple ESD Strikes
Ideal for applications like automotive antennas, RF antenna systems, infotainment, and mid to high-end electronics.
|06/01/2017 - 04:45||
Toshibas newly developed fully isolated N-channel LDMOS realizes high HBM robustness and high breakdown voltage to negative bias in 0.13-micron generation analog power semiconductors
Toshiba has developed fully isolated N-channel LDMOS technology that overcomes the trade-off between breakdown voltage to negative bias (BVnb) and HBM robustness, a measure of resistance to electrostatic discharge (ESD). Details of this achievement were reported on June 1 at ISPSD 2017 (International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs 2017), an IEEE-sponsored international conference on power semiconductors, held in Japan.
|05/11/2017 - 19:07||
Analog Devices Versatile 50 Mbps RS-485 Transceiver Series Protects Communication in Harsh Environments
Analog Devices, Inc. today announced the availability of two 50 Mbps RS-485/RS-422 transceivers for use in harsh environments including industrial automation, motor control, military and avionics. The ADM3065E and ADM3066E transceivers combine IEC61000-4-2 Level 4 electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection, high speed data communication, support of 1.8 VIO logic (ADM3066E), and an industrial temperature range all in small space saving packages. These features provide design flexibility while simplifying implementation and improving performance of standard RS-485 communication links.
|03/14/2017 - 10:48||
Low Capacitance TVS Diode Arrays from Littelfuse Reduce Signal Degradation and Distortion in High-Speed Applications
Chicago, March 14, 2017 — Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, today introduced a series of TVS Diode Arrays (SPA® Diodes) designed to provide eight channels of ultra-low capacitance common mode and differential mode protection for electronic equipment exposed to electrostatic discharges (ESD). SP8008 Series Low Capacitance TVS Diode Arrays offer the robustness necessary to protect against ESD events exceeding the IEC 61000-4-2 contact ESD level of ±8 kV without any performance degradation. Their extremely low loading capacitance (just 0.3pF typ.) also makes these components ideal for protecting high-speed signal pins such as V-by-One, Embedded DisplayPort, HDMI 1.0 through 2.1 and USB 2.0/3.0/3.1 without sacrificing signal integrity.
|03/06/2017 - 11:00||
Bidirectional TVS Diode Arrays from Littelfuse Protect High-Speed Interfaces from Damaging ESD
TVS Diode Arrays (SPA® Diodes) designed to protect electronic equipment from destructive electrostatic discharges (ESD). SP3042 Series Bidirectional Discrete TVS Diode Arrays include robust back-to-back TVS diodes fabricated using a proprietary silicon avalanche technology that can safely absorb repetitive ESD strikes up to the maximum level specified in the IEC 61000-4-2 international standard (±30kV contact discharge) without performance degradation. The back-to-back configuration provides symmetrical ESD protection for data lines when AC signals are present in a space-efficient 01005 footprint.
|06/15/2016 - 11:16||
Toshibas Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Protection Device with 0.13m Process for Analog Power Semiconductor Improves ESD Characteristics
TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has developed an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection device for analog power semiconductor application, fabricated with advanced 0.13μm process technology, that optimizes the structure of transistor and significantly improves ESD characteristics. ESD protection is much more robust, up four times, and the standard deviation is only 1/12 that of the conventional structure. Analysis of 3D simulations has also allowed Toshiba to identify a mechanism for optimizing transistor structure to boost ESD robustness.
|07/30/2015 - 11:43||
New ESD Suppressor Series from Littelfuse Protects Sensitive Electronics from Damaging Discharges Up to 30kV
CHICAGO, July 30, 2015 — Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, has introduced the XGD Series XTREME-GUARD™ ESD Suppressor, available in 0402- and 0603-sized, flat-topped surface mount packages. Based on breakthrough ESD technology, it protects sensitive electronics against electrostatic discharges as high as 30kV and is suitable for high voltage applications up to 32VDC. When correctly integrated into a circuit design, the XGD Series can safely absorb repetitive ESD strikes nearly four times the maximum level specified in the IEC61000-4-2 international standard without performance degradation. Extremely low capacitance makes the XGD Series suitable for use in high-frequency and high-speed data, video, antenna and I/O circuits.
|05/12/2015 - 07:41||
Eaton Expands MR2 Motorized Remote Racking System with Auxiliary Compartment Feature to Enhance Arc Flash Protection and Workplace Safety
PITTSBURGH, PA — Power management company Eaton today announced an updated motorized and remotely operated racking system designed to enhance safety for operators of medium voltage metal-clad switchgear. By providing a means to remotely insert or remove drawout circuit breakers and auxiliary drawers used in Eaton metal-clad switchgear, the Motorized Remote Racking (MR2) system is designed to allow for an increase in the distance between an operator and live components to reduce the impacts of arc flash exposure.
|04/15/2015 - 13:04||
MAST-Upgrade coil installation completed
An important milestone has been reached on the MAST-Upgrade project, with the re-installation of four of the largest magnetic coils inside the machine.
|03/24/2015 - 07:38||
Littelfuse Adds ESD Suppression Selection Tool to its Popular Online iDesign™ Circuit Protection Selection Platform
CHICAGO, March 24, 2015 — Littelfuse, Inc., the global leader in circuit protection, has expanded the range of circuit protection devices included in the Littelfuse iDesign™ online simulation and product selection tool.