EPCOS ESD protection diodes respond in less than 0.5 ns

EPCOS has added the CDS4C12GTA type to its CeraDiode range for ESD protection. Measuring 2.5 x 0.8 mm, the new type has the same solder pad dimensions as TVS diodes in SOD-223 packages and can thus be used as a drop-in replacement for more expensive diode solutions.