SLVSEE2A February 2018 – April 2018 ESD204
The ESD204 is a diode type TVS array which is used to provide a path to ground for dissipating ESD events on high-speed signal lines between an interface connector and a system. As the current from ESD passes through the TVS, only a small voltage drop is present across the diode. This is the voltage presented to the protected IC. The low RDYN of the triggered TVS holds this voltage, VCLAMP, to a safe level for the protected IC.