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Chapter II : Diodes : TVS diode (ESD protection diode)

A TVS diode (ESD protection diode) is a kind of Zener diode. It is a diode that is mainly used for static electricity (ESD) countermeasures. It protects integrated circuits and others from high-voltage ESD entering from a USB line etc.
TVS diodes absorb abnormal voltage from interfaces, external terminals, etc., prevent malfunction of circuits and protect devices. They are suitable for absorbing and suppressing static electricity or short-pulse voltage.

Example of usage of TVS diodes
Fig. 2-5(a) Example of usage of TVS diodes
TVS Diodes (TVS Diodes)

By using TVS diode (ESD protection diode), it can absorb intrusive ESD, prevent malfunction of the circuit, protect device such as IC !

Electrical characteristic of TVS diode
Fig. 2-5(b) Electrical characteristic of TVS diode

Chapter II : Diodes

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