Vishay Debuts Surface Mount Automotive Transient Voltage Suppressors

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) announced a new series of 1500-W surface-mount automotive transient voltage suppressors (TVS) with the industry’s lowest profile of 1.1 mm, and breakdown voltages from 6.8 V to 43 V. Featuring the eSMP[tm] TO-277A package, the TPC series offers a 27 % smaller footprint than devices in the traditional SMC package.

For high-temperature stability in high-reliability conditions, the TVS devices released today feature patented PAR® construction for a temperature range of – 65 °C to + 185 °C. The TPC series offers a peak forward surge current of 200 A and excellent clamping capability from 10.5 V to 61.9 V.

The TVS devices are designed to protect sensitive automotive equipment from voltage transients induced by inductive load switching in accordance to IEC61000-4-4 and IEC61000-4-5, and electrostatic discharge (ESD) in accordance to IEC61000-4-2.

Ideal for automated placement, the TPC series offers low incremental surge resistance and fast response time. The devices meet MSL Level 1 standards, per J-STD-020C, are compliant to RoHS directive 2002/95/EC and WEEE 2002/96/EC, and are halogen-free in accordance with IEC 61249-2-21. The new devices are also qualified to AEC-Q101.

Samples and production quantities of the new TPC series are available now, with lead times of six weeks for large orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery is $0.25 per piece.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, MOSFETs, optoelectronics, and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sensors, and transducers). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. Its product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and “one-stop shop” service have made Vishay a global industry leader.

eSMP is a trademark and PAR is a registered trademark of Vishay General Semiconductor Inc.