Zener Diodes

A Zener diode is characterized by its ability to protect an object from transient overvoltage pulses as well as overvoltage pulses close to DC, which are difficult to protect against with ESD protection diodes.
In equipment power lines, switching surges with long pulse widths up to milliseconds may be generated when the circuit switches. Zener diodes protect semiconductor devices from switching surges and overvoltage with a frequency close to DC. It can also protect semiconductor devices from ESD[2] with a width of several hundred nanoseconds and inductive lightning surges[1] with a pulse width in the order of microseconds as well. This contributes toward improved equipment reliability.
Zener diodes are available in a wide range of Zener voltage specifications extending from 5.6 V to 82 V. Their extensive application fields include both consumer and industrial electronics.

[1] @IEC61000-4-5, tp=8/20 μs
[2] @IEC61000-4-2


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Reference Design

PCB photo example of Power multiplexer circuit
Power multiplexer circuit
In this reference design, a Power multiplexer circuit with 2 input and 1 output is implemented on a small PCB. MOSFET gate driver ICs, eFuse ICs, zener diodes and small package MOSFETs selected from Toshiba's diverse lineup are used create ideal diode like characteristics with BBM and MBB switching.
Power multiplexer circuit / 2 input and 1 output


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