SAN JOSE, California, March 30 /PRNewswire/ --

- XtremeESD(R) Protection, Praetorian(R) EMI Filtering, HDMI(TM) 1.3 and other Interface Protection Solutions Featured

California Micro Devices (Nasdaq: CAMD) will be showcasing its broad range of protection solutions, including devices for electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection and electromagnetic interference (EMI) filtering at ESC Silicon Valley 2009 in San Jose, California from March 31 through April 2. These solutions are well suited to a wide range of applications, such as embedded and industrial computing, and consumer electronics.

The XtremeESD Family

PicoGuard XP(R) provides the industry's highest level of protection for sensitive high speed ICs, such as USB, where traditional single clamp architectures are no longer effective. PicoGuard XS(R) provides the industry's best signal integrity with improved ESD protection for extreme high speed data interfaces. PicoGuard XS devices integrate low capacitance diodes with inductors to enable high frequency ESD protection and provide matching impedance without requiring external compensation, and are ideal solutions for ports such as HDMI(TM) 1.3 and DisplayPort(TM).

Interface Protection Solutions

CMD provides a wide range of application specific interface protection solutions that integrate ESD protection with analog, logic and EMI filtering. These solutions replace dozens of discrete components while improving performance, reducing board space and overall cost. Application specific interface protection solutions are available for HDMI(TM), VGA, USB and CompactPCI.

Praetorian III(R) EMI Filters

Groundbreaking process technology integrates spiral inductors with capacitors and ESD protection diodes in a single chip design, making it ideal for high speed interfaces in mobile handset applications and other portable electronics. Praetorian III technology, with its unique coupled inductor design, offers high levels of inductance and low levels of capacitance to deliver industry leading EMI suppression, excellent signal integrity and robust ESD production in a space efficient, single chip solution.

Featured Session

CMD will deliver a presentation on Evaluating ESD Protection Solutions for High Speed Ports, on Tuesday, March 31 at 5:30 PM.

About California Micro Devices Corporation

California Micro Devices Corporation is a leading supplier of application specific analog and mixed signal semiconductor products for the mobile handset, digital consumer electronics and personal computer markets. Key products include protection devices for mobile handsets, digital consumer electronics products such as digital TVs, and personal computers as well as analog and mixed signal ICs for mobile handset displays. Detailed corporate and product information may be accessed at

PicoGuard XP, PicoGuard XS, Praetorian, Praetorian III and XtremeESD are registered trademarks of California Micro Devices Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

ESC Silicon Valley 2009 McEnery Convention Center San Jose, CA, USA CMD -Booth # 742

Kyle Baker of California Micro Devices, +1-408-934-3117,