TVS Diodes

Transient voltage suppressor diodes, more commonly known as TVS diodes, are used to protect integrated circuits (ICs). TVS diodes protect semiconductors and sensitive components against high transient voltage spikes (overvoltage).


TVS diodes are offered in both through hole and surface mount packages. They can be unidirectional or bidirectional. Unidirectional TVS diodes will only allow positive or negative voltage whereas bidirectional diodes can operate at both positive and negative voltages.


TVS diodes are able to conduct large currents to the ground due to their construction. They feature a much larger p-n junction cross-sectional area than standard diodes.



What are the benefits of using transient voltage suppressor diodes?


TVS diodes respond incredibly quickly to overvoltage events, clamping transient voltages almost immediately. This enables them to protect circuits from the effects of arcing, inductive load switching, lightning strikes, EFT (electrical fast transients) and the ESD (electrostatic discharge) created by data lines and electronic circuits.


What do I need to consider when choosing a TVS diode?


There are a number of differentiators when choosing a TVS diode, but two key factors to consider are reverse standoff voltage and breakdown voltage.


  • Reverse standoff voltage - This is the operating voltage that the data or power line should not exceed.

  • Breakdown voltage - This is the voltage rating at which the TVS diode will provide protection and start conducting current to the ground. This voltage value is normally a little high than the reverse standoff voltage

Applications:


TVS diodes have numerous applications but are well suited to protect


  • microprocessors

  • MOS memory

  • AC power lines

  • Telecommunication equipment

  • Consumer electronics

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BrandNexperia
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Common Anode Uni-Directional 12V 6.4V Surface Mount UMT 5V 6 25W 2.5A Yes 5 -65 °C +150 °C
RS Stock No. 629-5254
Mfr. Part No.ICTE12-E3/54
BrandVishay
$1.966
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Single Uni-Directional 16.5V 14.1V Through Hole 1.5KE 12V 2 1500W 70A - 1 -55 °C +175 °C
RS Stock No. 165-8682
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$0.145
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Single Uni-Directional 12V 7.78V Surface Mount DO-214AA (SMB) 7V 2 600W 50A - 1 -55 °C +150 °C
RS Stock No. 919-0187
Mfr. Part No.1.5SMC400A-E3/57T
BrandVishay
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$3.18
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Single Bi-Directional 108V 52V Through Hole R 6 47V 2 5000W 556A - 1 -65 °C +175 °C
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$0.729
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Single Bi-Directional 776V 418V Through Hole DO-201 376V 2 1500W 13A - 1 -65 °C +175 °C
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$3.93
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Single Uni-Directional 76V 36.6V Through Hole R 6 33V 2 5000W 789A - 1 -65 °C +175 °C
RS Stock No. 165-6266
Mfr. Part No.ICTE18-E3/54
BrandVishay
$1.625
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Single Uni-Directional 24.2V 21.2V Through Hole 1.5KE 18V 2 1500W 50A - 1 -55 °C +175 °C
RS Stock No. 165-2445
Mfr. Part No.SA30A-E3/54
BrandVishay
$0.46
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Single Uni-Directional 48.4V 33.3V Through Hole DO-204AC 30V 2 500W 10A Yes 1 -55 °C +175 °C
RS Stock No. 102-6165
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$3.23
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Single Uni-Directional 76V 36.6V Through Hole R 6 33V 2 5000W 789A - 1 -65 °C +175 °C
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$0.56
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Complex Array - - - Surface Mount SOT-23 - 6 - - - 4 -55 °C +150 °C
RS Stock No. 857-7946
Mfr. Part No.ESD203B102ELE6327XTMA1
BrandInfineon
$0.101
Each (On a Reel of 15000)
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Single Bi-Directional 23V - Surface Mount TSSLP 13.2V 2 115W 5A Yes 1 -55 °C +125 °C
RS Stock No. 714-1029
Mfr. Part No.SMAJ15A-TR
$0.483
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Single Uni-Directional 32.5V 16.7V Surface Mount DO-214AC (SMA) 15V 2 400W 71A Yes 1 -55 °C +150 °C
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$0.248
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Single Bi-Directional 39.3V 20.9V Surface Mount DO-214AA (SMB) 18.8V 2 600W 102A - 1 -55 °C +150 °C
RS Stock No. 122-0133
Mfr. Part No.LC03-6R2G
$0.75
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Complex Array Bi-Directional 20V 6.8V Surface Mount SOIC 5V 8 2000W 100A Yes 5 -55 °C +150 °C
RS Stock No. 508-024
Mfr. Part No.PESD12VL1BA,115
BrandNexperia
$0.377
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Single Bi-Directional 37V 14.2V Surface Mount UMD 12V 2 200W 5A Yes 1 -65 °C +150 °C
RS Stock No. 166-1388
Mfr. Part No.PESD12VL1BA,115
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Single Bi-Directional 37V 14.2V Surface Mount UMD 12V 2 200W 5A Yes 1 -65 °C +150 °C
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