JAJSEX1A December 2017 – March 2018 TVS1800
The optimum placement is as close to the connector as possible. 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 needs to 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 as straight as possible.
Eliminate any sharp corners on the protected traces between the TVS1800 and the connector by using rounded corners with the largest radii possible. Electric fields tend to build up on corners, increasing EMI coupling.