USB Type-C data line protection in 15ns

USB Type-C data line protection in 15ns

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By Nick Flaherty

The KTU1101 provides ESD, surge, and OVP for USB Type-C CC/VCONN and SBU signal lines. Physical or moisture-related shorts between the signal pins and VBUS at elevated PD voltage levels can cause catastrophic damage to internal electronics. The KTU1101 avoids the risk by keeping internal data line voltages below 6V and integrated ESD protection eliminates the need for external TVS diodes.

“Our goal is to raise the bar across OVP technology, and the KTU1101 does just that,” said Kinetic Technologies Vice President David Nam. “This level of protection for USB Type-C ports is an industry first. Competitive solutions are more than 350% slower to respond, which results in risk of system failure during short-to-VBUS events. This is a superior OVP solution that meets the demands of major OEMs, including the ability to truly protect down-stream ICs with a 6V absolute maximum rating—no one else is doing this.”

The KTU1101’s fast response time and small size are aimed at mobile and computing devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers, as well as industrial hardware and enterprise solutions.

The KTU1101 is packaged in RoHS and green compliant 1.7mm x 2.1mm wafer-level chip-scale packaging and samples are available today.


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