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New USB Type-C Data Line Protection IC Provides Industry's Fastest Response Time at 15 Nanoseconds

KTU1101: USB Type-C Port Protector Avoids Risks in System Protection Across Mobile, Enterprise and Industrial Applications

San Jose, Calif. – April 19, 2018 – Power management leader Kinetic Technologies announced today the launch of USB Type-C Port Protector KTU1101, an important milestone for USB data line protection, and a significant addition to the company’s extensive overvoltage protection (OVP) portfolio. Now designers can avoid risk with this new, ultrafast technology that offers an OVP response time of 15 nanoseconds (ns)-beating the industry by a large margin.PR02_Kinetic_KTU1101_2018_19oLogos.png

“Our goal is to raise the bar across OVP technology, and the KTU1101 does just that,” says Kinetic Technologies Vice President David Nam. “This level of protec-tion for USB Type-C ports is an industry first. Competitive solutions are more than 350% slower to respond, which results in risk of system failure during short-to-VBUS events.” He continues, “this is a superior OVP solution that meets the demands of major OEMs, including the ability to truly protect down-stream ICs with a 6V absolute maximum rating—no one else is doing this."

The KTU1101 provides ESD, surge, and OVP for USB Type-C CC/VCONN and SBU signal lines. Physical or moisturerelated shorts between the signal pins and VBUS at elevated PD voltage levels can cause catastrophic damage to internal electronics; KTU1101 avoids the risk by keeping internal data line voltages below 6V. Integrated ESD protection eliminates the need for external TVS diodes.

The KTU1101's ultrafast response time and small solution size make it an ideal solution for USB Type-C port protection across many applications, including mobile and computing devices like smartphones, tablets and computers, as well as industrial hardware and enterprise solutions.

Pricing and Availability
The KTU1101 is packaged in RoHS and green compliant 1.7mm x 2.1mm waferlevel chipscale packaging and samples are available today. For more information about Pricing and availability info via email:

About Kinetic Technologies
Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary highperformance analog and mixedsignal power management semiconductors for consumer, computing, industrial and communication markets. The company’s product offering consists of integrated circuits that transform, regulate, deliver and monitor the power consumed by analog and digital semiconductors and other electronic loads. The company develops applicationspecific products to take care of the power management needs in devices such as mobile phones, smartphones, tablet computers, netbooks, GPS and MID, as well as serving a wide range of industrial, computing and communication product segments. Kinetic Technologies, a Cayman Corporation, has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Asia, with operations and logistics based in Asia. For more information, please visit
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