SLVSEQ3A September   2018  – December 2018 TVS1801


  1. Features
  2. Applications
  3. Description
    1.     Device Images
      1.      Voltage Clamp Response to 8/20 µs Surge Event
      2.      Functional Block Diagram
  4. Revision History
  5. Device Comparison Table
  6. Pin Configuration and Functions
    1.     Pin Functions
  7. Specifications
    1. 7.1 Absolute Maximum Ratings
    2. 7.2 ESD Ratings - JEDEC
    3. 7.3 ESD Ratings - IEC
    4. 7.4 Recommended Operating Conditions
    5. 7.5 Thermal Information
    6. 7.6 Electrical Characteristics
    7. 7.7 Typical Characteristics
  8. Detailed Description
    1. 8.1 Overview
    2. 8.2 Functional Block Diagram
    3. 8.3 Feature Description
    4. 8.4 Device Functional Modes
      1. 8.4.1 Protection Specifications
      2. 8.4.2 Reliability Testing
      3. 8.4.3 Zero Derating
      4. 8.4.4 Bidirectional Operation
      5. 8.4.5 Transient Performance
  9. Application and Implementation
    1. 9.1 Application Information
    2. 9.2 Typical Application
      1. 9.2.1 Design Requirements
      2. 9.2.2 Detailed Design Procedure
      3. 9.2.3 Application Curves
  10. 10Power Supply Recommendations
  11. 11Layout
    1. 11.1 Layout Guidelines
    2. 11.2 Layout Example
  12. 12Device and Documentation Support
    1. 12.1 Documentation Support
    2. 12.2 Receiving Notification of Documentation Updates
    3. 12.3 Community Resources
    4. 12.4 Trademarks
    5. 12.5 Electrostatic Discharge Caution
    6. 12.6 Glossary
  13. 13Mechanical, Packaging, and Orderable Information

Package Options

Mechanical Data (Package|Pins)
Thermal pad, mechanical data (Package|Pins)
Orderable Information


The TVS1801 device shunts up to 30 A of IEC 61000-4-5 fault current to protect systems from high-power transients or lightning strikes. The device survives the common industrial signal line EMC requirement of 1-kV IEC 61000-4-5 open circuit voltage coupled through a 42-Ω impedance. The TVS1801 uses a feedback mechanism to ensure precise flat clamping during a fault, keeping system exposure lower than traditional TVS diodes. The tight voltage regulation allows designers to confidently select system components with a lower voltage tolerance, lowering system costs and complexity without sacrificing robustness. The TVS1801 has a ±18-V operating range to enable operation in systems that require protection against reverse wiring conditions.

In addition, the TVS1801 is available in a small SON footprint designed for space constrained applications, offering a significant size reduction compared to standard SMA and SMB packages. Low device leakage and capacitance ensure a minimal effect on the protected line. To ensure robust protection over the lifetime of the product, TI tests the TVS1801 against 5000 repetitive surge strikes at 125°C with no shift in device performance.

The TVS1801 is part of TI's Flat-Clamp family of surge devices. For a deeper look at the Flat-Clamp family, refer to the Flat-Clamp Surge Protection Technology for Efficient System Protection white paper.

Device Information(1)

TVS1801 SON (8) 3.00 mm × 3.00 mm
  1. For all available packages, see the orderable addendum at the end of the data sheet.