SLLSEG0F March 2013 – September 2017 TPD4E001-Q1
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The TPD4E001-Q1 device is a TVS diode array which is typically used to provide a path to ground for dissipating ESD events on high-speed signal lines between a human 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 triggered TVS holds this voltage, VCLAMP, to a safe level for the protected IC.
For this design example, one TPD4E001-Q1 device is being used in a dual USB 2.0 application. This provides a complete port protection scheme.
For this design example, a single TPD4E001-Q1 device is used to protect all the pins on two USB2.0 connectors.
Given the USB application, known parameters are listed in the Table 1.
|Signal range on IO1, IO2, IO3, or IO4||0 V to 3.6 V|
|Voltage range on VCC||0 V to 5.25 V|
|Operating Frequency on IO1, IO2, IO3, or IO4||240 MHz|
To begin the design process, some parameters must be decided upon; the designer needs to know the following:
The TPD4E001-Q1 device has 4 identical protection channels for signal lines. The symmetry of the device provides flexibility when selecting which of the 4 IO channels protects which signal lines. Any IO supports a signal range of 0 to (VCC + 0.3) V. Therefore, this device supports the USB 2.0 signal swing assuming VCC is set appropriately.
The VCC pin can be connected in one of two ways:
If this pin is connected to the USB 2.0 VBUS supply or left floating, the allowable signal swing is enough for a USB 2.0 application.
Each IO pin on the TPD4E001-Q1 device has a typical capacitance of 1.5 pF. This capacitance is low enough to easily support USB 2.0 data rates.