ST has designed dedicated protection solutions for RF GHz circuits, using its extra low capacitance advanced technology. With capacitance lower than 0.5 pF, ST’s ESD protection devices perfectly preserve signal integrity while rerouting ESD strikes to ground.
The trend to downsize wireless terminals and accessories combined with ever-higher speed data transfers lead to a significant reduction in transistor gate oxide and PN junction thickness. This results in a higher ESD sensitivity for the RF chain components, particularly exposed to ESD events transmitted by antenna systems.
ST’s wide portfolio includes miniature 0201 packages for high-density electronics boards.