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Hi, I have found that device "TPD4E05U06DQAR" in the Tx/Rx data lines in USB 3.0 in the Xilinx development boards. What is the purpose of using such devices. Are they doing any signal or data processing ?
The datasheet says that it is ESD protection diode array for USB, HDMI & High Speed Interfaces. Can we also use that for Ethernet ? I am also wondering about the breakdown voltage 5.5 V mentioned in the datasheet.
Is this like a TVS diode which protect towards both high and low over voltage ?
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I also have found ESD protection diodes from a TI technical note, see attachment. They suggest to use TVS0500DRVR and TPD6E05U06RVZR. I have looked at their datasheets and not able to understand the different between forward clamp voltage and clamp voltage. and how it differs from breakdown voltage ?