Vishay Intertechnology’s TVS Protection Diodes Safeguard Portable Electronics With 400 W Surge Capability in Compact SMF Package

MALVERN, Pa., Feb. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today announced a new series of surface-mount transient voltage suppressor (TVS) protection diodes that are the industry’s first to feature a 2 % breakdown voltage tolerance. Offered in the low-profile SMF package, Vishay Semiconductors VTVSxxASMF series devices provide high surge capability of 400 W at 10/1000 μs for portable electronics.

With their low 1 mm profile, low-noise technology, and very fast response times, the devices released today are ideal for line transient voltage protection in space-constrained electronics, such as laptops, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, and external hard drives.

The VTVSxxASMF series consists of 23 devices with working voltages from 5 V to 63 V, with breakdown voltage tolerances of 2 % or 5 % available. The TVS offer a peak pulse current from 2.9 A to 20.3 A, excellent clamping capability from 14.8 V to 103.5 V, low incremental surge resistance, and operating temperatures from -55 °C to +175 °C.

The protection diodes provide ESD capability of ± 30 kV (air and contact discharge) in accordance with IEC 61000-4-2, support high-temperature soldering to 260 °C / 10 s at their terminals, and meet the MSL Level 1 standard per J-STD-020. The AEC-Q101-qualified devices are RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Automotive Grade.

Samples and production quantities of the VTVSxxASMF series are available now, with lead times of eight weeks for larger orders.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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Link to product datasheet: (VTVS5V0ASMF to VTVS63GSMF)

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For more information please contact: Vishay Intertechnology Peter Henrici, +1 408 567-8400 or Redpines Bob Decker, +1 415 409-0233

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