KTU1108: Superior USB Type-C Protection for CC Lines
San Jose, Calif. – January 30, 2019 – Power management leader Kinetic Technologies announced an addition to their growing portfolio with the latest USB Type-C data line protection IC, the KTU1108. This protection device has been designed to provide industry-leading ESD, surge and overvoltage protection for USB Type-C ports, eradicating the need for bulky TVS diodes.
“Kinetic Technologies has developed the KTU1108 to increase USB Type-C port protection against a multitude of power fault conditions.” says Kinetic Technologies Vice President David Nam. “Our integrated ESD protection meets IEC61000-4-2 standards, and our ultra-fast (15ns typ.) OVP minimizes output voltage spikes. Compliance with IEC61000-4-5 increases immunity, against nature-induced surges, like lightning strikes on power lines, while the KTU1108 also eliminates system damage due to physical- or moisture-related shorts between signal pins and the VBUS at elevated voltage levels.”
The KTU1108 features CC1/2 DPST switches—both low capacitance and low on-resistance for passing VCONN power up to 1.25A while providing a high bandwidth for CC communications. Dead battery pull-down protection is also included on the CC1/2 lines to ensure the up-stream power source provides 5V on VBUS.
The KTU1108 is available in a Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Green compliant 1.3mm x 1.7mm wafer-level, chip-scale package (WLCSP).
Key applications for the Kinetic Technologies KTU1108 include laptop and desktop computers, and smartphones, tablets and wearables.
The KTU1108 is available and shipping now. Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.
About Kinetic Technologies
Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary high-performance analog and mixed-signal power and protection semiconductors across consumer, communications, industrial, automotive and enterprise markets, to deliver protected solutions tolerant of real-world fault conditions. The company’s product sit “Behind Every Port™”, deliver solutions to not only provide, protect, regulate, and monitor power consumed by analog and digital semiconductors and other electronic loads, but to also switch, transform and protect high resolution video, audio and data signals. Kinetic Technologies develops application-specific products that solve audio-video interface, protection, and power management needs across smartphones, tablets and wearables, as well as serving a wide range of industrial, automotive and enterprise solutions. Kinetic Technologies, a Cayman Corporation, has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Asia, with operations and logistics based in Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.kinet-ic.com/.
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