Semtech Introduces New ESD Protection Platform Optimized For Ultra-High Speed Interfaces

CAMARILLO, Calif., Nov. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq:SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today unveiled the FemtoClamp™ product platform with the release of the RClamp® 0561Z. The FemtoClamp platform is a new family of sub-200 femtofarad, ultra-low capacitance transient voltage suppression (TVS) devices for safeguarding ultra-high speed data interfaces, including USB 3.0/3.1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, for use in forthcoming next-generation laptops, tablets and mobile devices.A photo accompanying this announcement is available at
Semtech Introduces New ESD Protection Platform Optimized for Ultra-High Speed Interfaces
Semtech Introduces New ESD Protection Platform Optimized for Ultra-High Speed Interfaces

Products in the FemtoClamp platform, designed using Semtech's latest proprietary, ultra-low capacitance TVS process technology, deliver industry-leading ESD protection performance while achieving a low-capacitance threshold of less than 150fF. The innovative, small-scale integrated circuits (ICs) provide designers layout flexibility while ensuring superior signal integrity and protection performance for sensitive circuits.

"Semtech leads the market in low-capacitance protection products for ultra-high performance communications transceivers, like USB 3.0 and USB 3.1," said Madhu Rayabhari, Vice President of Marketing for Semtech's Protection Product Group. "Our new FemtoClamp product family reinforces our leadership in ultra-low capacitance protection solutions. The first announced product of this series, the RClamp0561Z, is an industry leading device that gives the design community an elevated level of ESD protection performance for safeguarding high-speed data buses."

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