Nexperia’s ESD competence can help minimize the risk of ESD damage — supporting the design community in protecting applications and products against ESD issues. Inside this guide you will find invaluable information about ESD testing and the principles of ESD protection and EMI filtering, together with application examples with an emphasis on communication bus interfaces.
ESD protection for USB Type-C connections
USB Type-C has become the standard USB connector for a multitude of applications, offering both high-speed data transfer and fast and efficient battery charging. In fact, USB Power Delivery (PD) has become an almost universal charging standard in both the smartphone and laptop markets, meaning USB-C plugs and cables are increasingly common. But mixing power with data requires a range of ESD protection solutions, each optimised to their specific task and data rate (10 Gbit/s Superspeed or High-speed for auxiliary data and audio).