5 Ways to Assure Signal Reliability and Equipment Protection of Network Devices
It is critical for today's networks to maintain maximum reliability and uptime. Overvoltage surges caused by indirect lightning, power line transients, and ESD can wreak havoc on a network that is not properly protected. Short circuit and overload conditions can cause safety issues for the equipment and the users. With some simple design considerations for protecting network and telecommunications ports, the equipment makers can ensure that application standards are met and equipment is protected against these types of faults. Proper fuse and PTC selection as well as selecting the optimal TVS Array will be discussed. High speed networks now require TVS diode arrays with ultra-low capacitance, high surge capability, and very fast clamping speed. Low dynamic resistance of these TVS diode arrays become more critical as PHY chipsets are inherently very weak to surge and ESD events.
What attendees will learn:
- Identify pertinent standards and/or regulatory requirements for network protection
- PCB Layout Rules for optimal circuit protection
- Signal Integrity/Capacitance Budget considerations when selecting protection components
- Overcurrent protection selection methods for Data lines and PoE.
- Overvoltage (ESD and Lightning) protection selection methods for datalines, PoE, and Power Ports
- Design Development Engineer (Software or Hardware)
- Design/Development Engineering Manager (Software or Hardware)
- Other Engineering
Bharat Shenoy, Director of Technical Marketing, Electronics Business Unit, Littelfuse
Bharat Shenoy joined Littelfuse in 2008 and is currently Director of Technical Marketing. His career in the Circuit Protection industry began in 2001. He has served in various applications engineering and sales management roles. Bharat has a B.S. in Naval Architecture from the United States Naval Academy and served seven years as a Naval Officer in the Nuclear Submarine fleet. Bharat is married with 2 sons and lives in San Jose, CA.