AOS Debuts AOZ82xx Low Capacitance Diode Arrays for Portable Handhelds

Alpha & Omega Semiconductor, Inc. (AOS) announced a family of Low Capacitance Diode Arrays designed and optimized to protect voltage sensitive electronics from high transient conditions and ESD in the next generation of portable handheld devices. The product family comprises four new products: AOZ8201, AOZ8211, AOZ8204 and AOZ8205 that leverage the company’s proprietary [TVS]2 TM (Transient Voltage Protection utilizing Trench Vertical Structure) device and process technology.

AOS AOZ82xx Family Low Capacitance Diodes with Exceptional ESD ProtectionThe new products are rated to provide ESD protection of ±30kV for contact and air discharge, and offer a low device channel clamping voltage of 6.9V maximum at 15A peak pulse current. Compared to competing devices, the [TVS]2 TM products feature 40% higher ESD ratings and 50% lower clamping voltage, providing the maximum level of protection. Additionally, the [TVS] 2 TM family offers a very low capacitance rating (15pF typ.) resulting in the highest level of signal integrity in dynamic signal applications.

“We are pleased with the market acceptance of our low capacitance diode array products,” said Wayne Eng, Director of TVS Marketing at AOS. “By delivering low channel capacitance, low clamping voltage and a high ESD rating in a small footprint, these new products improve overall system reliability and user experience for next-generation portable handheld devices.”

The AOZ8211 and AOZ8201 are single diode solutions that protect one line. They are housed in small footprint packages with the AOZ8211 available in SOD923 (1.0 x 0.6 x 0.4 mm) and AOZ8201 available in SOD523 (1.6 x 0.8 x 0.6 mm). The AOZ8204 and AOZ8205 are four and five channel low capacitance diode arrays, respectively, housed in the SC-89 package (1.6 x 1.6 x 0.6 mm). These small packages are ideal for portable devices such as cell phones, PDA smart phones and personal navigation devices where PCB space is a premium.

Pricing and Availability
The AOZ82xx family is available immediately. Pricing for 1,000 units starts at $0.082 for AOZ8201, $0.099 for AOZ8211, $0.103 for AOZ8204 and $0.121 for AOZ8205.

About AOS
Alpha & Omega Semiconductor, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company that develops leading-edge analog power management solutions. AOS offers a wide portfolio of Power MOSFET, Power IC and Transient Voltage Suppressor products that incorporate advances in device design, silicon and packaging technologies. AOS’s products meet the ever-increasing performance and power efficiency requirements in high volume consumer applications such as portable and desktop computers, digital cameras, cell phones and LCD panels. AOS has offices and sales representatives worldwide including the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.