High power density 1500W bi-directional Transient Voltage Suppressors in distribution

January 10, 2017 // By Nick Flaherty
Vishay's bi-directional 1500W surface-mount PAR transient voltage suppressors (TVS) in a low-profile surface mount TO-277A package are now available in distribution in Europe.

The TPCxxCA Series devices have a low profile of typically just 1.1mm, (around 52% lower than the traditional SMC package) and a 38% smaller footprint. Combined with high power density, Vishay’s TPCxxCA Series TVS enable designers to save board space and reduce costs. Typical applications include protection of sensitive electronics against voltage transients induced by inductive load switching and lightning on ICs, MOSFETs, and signal lines of sensor units for automotive, consumer, computer, industrial and telecommunication equipment.

The TPC11CA to TPC36CA Surface Mount TVS feature a junction passivation optimised patented construction, with a temperature range of −65ºC to +185ºC. The bi-directional breakdown voltage is from 11V to 36V and clamping capability is 15.6V to 49.9V. Further benefits include low leakage current and exceptionally fast response times and meet MSL level 1 standards per J-STD- 020, as well as being RoHS-compliant and halogen-free. The devices are available in AEC-Q101- qualified versions and available at TTI Europe.