Bourns Announces New Transient Voltage Suppressor Diodes for Surge and ESD Protection Applications

Bourns® TVS Diodes
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RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 24, 2010 — Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the introduction of four new ESD/EFT/Surge Protection series products designed to meet the space-constrained needs of portable communications, computing and video applications. The new transient voltage suppressor (TVS) diodes offer optimal protection for surge and ESD threats and are available in industry standard SMT package size formats. The new RoHS compliant* diodes comply with IEC 61000-4-2 ESD (Min. Level 4), IEC 61000-4-4 EFT, and IEC 61000-4-5 Surge industry standards. Bourns® chip diodes provide ease of manufacturability with standard pick and place equipment and the flat configuration minimizes roll away.

“Bourns designed its new series of discrete TVS diode products in response to growing customer demand for smaller components in a broad range of telecom, consumer, industrial, medical, audio and instrumentation applications,” said Ian Doyle, ESD protection product manager for Bourns. “Our new TVS diodes provide a good circuit protection solution for these applications while also meeting the highest industry standards.”

The new transient voltage suppressor diodes offer a choice of working peak reverse voltage from 5 Volts (V) up to 170 V and breakdown voltage up to 200 V. Below are additional details regarding the Bourns TVS diodes.

Diode Series Details

Series Standoff Voltage (V) Type of Package Power Wattage (W)
SMAJ 5.0-170 Surface Mount SMA 400
SMBJ 5.0-170 Surface Mount SMB 600
SMCJ 5.0-170 Surface Mount SMC 1500
SMLJ 5.0-170 Surface Mount SMC 3000

Pricing and Availability
Bourns’ new discrete TVS diodes are available now. For complete specifications and data sheets, go to Bourns’ website at As a pricing reference, the new TVS diode products are priced from $0.12-$0.55 in 12,000 piece quantities.

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, trimming and precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products.

Headquartered in Riverside, CA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including telecommunications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Bourns products are manufactured according to ISO-9000 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns automotive products are manu-factured in accordance with the TS16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

*RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan 27 2003 including Annex.



One comment on “Bourns Announces New Transient Voltage Suppressor Diodes for Surge and ESD Protection Applications”
  1. Nice series of posts on surge protection, very informative.

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