• on Education & Information
  • Published in issue 1/2014 on page 75
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Active ESD Protection

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Active ESD Protection
This circuit is designed to be used when an application requires a greater degree of electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection than that provided by an IC on its I/O pins. Although arrays of ESD clamping devices are available, they rarely offer precise limiting of voltage overshoots and undershoots.
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