AVX Corporation, has expanded is automotive multilayer varistor (MLV) product offering to include an ultra-low capacitance 0603 device that provides sub-1nS response to ESD strikes. The AEC Q200-qualified Automotive AntennaGuard Series MLV devices deliver low insertion loss, low leakage current and unsurpassed reliability compared to diode options. These features, combined with size advantages and bi-directional protection, make the AntennaGuard Series ideal for automotive applications, including RF circuits, sensors, GPS antenna and high-speed signal transmission lines.
Meeting 27.5Vdc “jump start” requirements, the AntennaGuard MLV Series provides an ESD rating of 25kV. The low profile 0603 MLV features a fast response time to ESD and can withstand successive 1k strikes at 8kV (IEC 61000–4-2).