ESD protection devices tout highest levels of protection

California Micro Devices has expanded its PicoGuard family of ultra-low capacitance diode arrays for electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection with the introduction of its CM1215 and CM1216 devices for digital consumer and computing applications. The company said the new devices are the industry’s first low capacitance devices to offer &plusmn15 kV of contact ESD protection, exceeding IEC61000-4-2 level 4 standards.