PCB photo

As the title really, can you identify this component?

It's on a line connecting a USB-C switch IC (PI3USB30532) to the USB-C connector and I believe the line is for Display port functionality.

How Critical are the values of this part as i have no way of finding them?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Sorry, it does help if you put the picture in before posting \$\endgroup\$ – Pintglass Feb 7 at 22:33
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    \$\begingroup\$ No worries. Are there any markings on them you can discern? \$\endgroup\$ – Tom Carpenter Feb 7 at 22:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ They look like dual resistor networks - perhaps termination resistors. You could try measuring them with a multi-meter, see if you get approx. 50Ohm or 100Ohm across them. \$\endgroup\$ – Tom Carpenter Feb 7 at 22:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ No there are no markings on them. \$\endgroup\$ – Pintglass Feb 7 at 22:38
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    \$\begingroup\$ Most likely in-line ESD protection devices as they have pads for ground connection. They could also be common mode chokes. \$\endgroup\$ – Justme Feb 7 at 22:40

This is an EMI choke. Take a closer look or check with a magnet - the body of this component is made of ferrite.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Agreed. Looks like a package with ESD protection built in. Something like these \$\endgroup\$ – Brandon Hill Feb 7 at 23:18

This component is called "Common-mode Choke". Example: Murata DLP11TB800UL2L. The choke is placed into differential data line like this:

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This CMC is meant to suppress common-mode ESD events and reduce unwanted emission (which may happen when the transmission line is not perfectly balanced).

See also TDK offerings and typical use of individual chokes.

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These components don't incude TVS elements, these packages have more than 4 pins.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Actually, the last picture from TDK is silly, USB2.0 don't have DC-decoupling caps. Funny, a typical marketoidal glitch. \$\endgroup\$ – Ale..chenski Feb 8 at 5:02

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