Non-ferrous TVS arrays deliver new voltage suppression solutions for magnetic environments
"Our high-performance TVS arrays use non-ferrous metal in their packaging, which makes them ideally suited for operation in MRI machines and other medical devices that operate in powerful magnetic environments," said Simon Wainwright, vice president of Marketing and Business Development for Microsemi’s HiRel Group. "This capability adds another layer of protection against damaging voltage spikes that can corrupt data in sensitive medical equipment and render inaccurate results that may negatively impact patient health."
The USBQNM504xx and USBQNM504xxC TVS arrays protect uni- and bi-directional lines, respectively. The new environmentally friendly, halogen-free solutions are offered in a non-ferrous, quad flat no-lead 143-pin metal lead frame. The RoHS-compliant "green" enclosure is also pin-for-pin compatible with SOT-143 packages.
The USBQNM504xx and USBQNM504xxC TVS arrays are available today, and have already been qualified for use by a major medical equipment manufacturer.
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