SLVSED2C December 2017 – November 2019 TVS0500
The optimum placement is close to the connector. EMI during an ESD event can couple from the trace being struck to other nearby unprotected traces, resulting in early system failures. The PCB designer must minimize the possibility of EMI coupling by keeping any unprotected traces away from the protected traces which are between the TVS and the connector.
Route the protected traces straight.
Eliminate any sharp corners on the protected traces between the TVS0500 and the connector by using rounded corners with the largest radii possible. Electric fields tend to build up on corners, increasing EMI coupling.