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MLV Thwarts ESD

MLV Thwarts ESD

Protecting sensitive circuits from over-voltage conditions caused by ESD, lightning, NEMP, and inductive switching, the company offers a 100-pF version of its miniature 0201 TransGuard series multilayer varistor (MLV). The component exhibits the ability to withstand up to 1,000 strikes at 8-kV contact with a less than 1-nS response time for ESD events and a leakage current of less than 5μA at the rated voltage. Providing a 5.6V rating in a 0201 case size, the miniature bi-directional transient voltage suppressor reportedly provides minimal signal distortion and low insertion loss. In addition to the 100-pF MLV 0201 TransGuard Series MLV includes 15-, 33-, and 50-pF devices. Typical pricing ranges from $0.005 to $0.024 each depending on volume. AVX CORP. Myrtle Beach, SC. (843) 448-9411.
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