ESD Protection for DVI Ports

The industry’s demand for high-resolution flat panels requires more complex digital and analog solutions in a dense area. The small geometry’s of the digital-visual interface (DVI) graphic chip makes it more susceptible to electrostatic discharges (ESD) and cable discharge events (CDE). The industry ESD standard is IEC61000- 4-2. It requires the system to withstand 8kV contact and 15kV air ESD.

Transient protection of a DVI port can be challenging. Digital-visual interfaces can often transmit and receive at a rate equal to or above 1Gbps. The high-speed data transmission requires the DVI ESD protection device to have low capacitance to maintain signal integrity and low clamping voltage to reduce stress on the protected IC.

To learn more and discover solutions for DVI ESD protection, view the application note linked below.

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