Archive for June, 2014

Bourns Announces New Semi-Shielded Power Inductor Series for DC/DC Converter Power Management Applications

June 17, 2014
Bourns® SRN Semi-Shielded Power Inductors

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RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 17, 2014 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced a new series of semi-shielded power inductors. The semi-shielded SRN model series combines the features of non-shielded and shielded inductors, making them ideal for use in DC/DC converters, which provide power management to mobile electronic devices, computers, data storage devices and consumer electronics. Bourns’ SRN series is also well-suited for industrial applications such as LED lighting, control circuits and GPS equipment.

Bourns’ new semi-shielded power inductor series includes models SRN2010, SRN2012, SRN2510, SRN2512, SRN4012, SRN4026, SRN5040 and SRN6028. The power inductor family delivers high inductance with an inductance range of 0.24 to 220 μH. The series also features high-rated current with Irms up to 4.7 A and Isat up to 8 A. All the models are RoHS compliant* and halogen free**.

“Bourns designed its new power inductor family using semi-magnetic shielding technology instead of the conventional ferrite shield. Preventing uncontrolled magnetic coupling of the windings, the shielding compound is applied to the perimeter of the inductor, which envelops the winding, resulting in enhanced magnetic shielding and lower radiation emissions compared to non-shielded inductors,” said Guido Zehnder, product manager at Bourns, Inc. “In addition, our new power inductors have a greatly reduced footprint and are more cost-effective compared to competitively-sized conventional ferrite shield inductors.”

Pricing and Availability
As a pricing reference, the Bourns® model series is priced at $0.12 in 25k piece quantities, depending on model size. All models in the Bourns® SRN series are available now. For additional product specifications, please go to: www.bourns.com/ProductLine.aspx?name=power_ind_smd_semi_shielded

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 9001 and ISO 14001 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the ISO/TS 16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at www.bourns.com.

*RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.

**Bourns follows the prevailing definition of “halogen free” in the industry. Bourns considers a product to be “halogen free” if (a) the Bromine (Br) content is 900 ppm or less; (b) the Chlorine (Cl) content is 900 ppm or less; and (c) the total Bromine (Br) and Chlorine (Cl) content is 1500 ppm or less.

Bourns Introduces New 10/100 Base-Tx Transformer as Optimal Inductive Component Solution for MB and ADSL Modems

June 11, 2014
Bourns® Model PT61018PEL

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RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 10, 2014 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today introduced its new 10/100 Base-Tx Transformer. Designated the Bourns® Model PT61018PEL, it is an addition to the company’s comprehensive inductive components product family. This LAN transformer features a single-port, small size, potted construction design that makes it an optimal solution for Ethernet MB and ADSL-based modems. Bourns’ new LAN 10/100 Base-Tx transformer is also ideal for harsh environment applications offering extended temperature range
(-40 to +85 °C) operation with 1.5K Vrms isolation voltage. The PT61018PEL can be used as alternate transformer to Bourns’ existing Model PT61018EL, and offers a significantly shorter production lead time of 10 weeks compared to the existing model.

“Bourns’ new LAN 10/100 Base-TX transformer is a welcome addition to our broad array of magnetic components and solutions that meet a variety of application needs,” said Guido Zehnder, product manager at Bourns, Inc. “In addition to its ruggedized potted construction design and extended temperature operation that meet harsh environment modem application requirements, Bourns’ latest LAN transformer is fully integrated for adapter, hub and motherboard applications.”

Pricing and Availability
As a pricing reference, the Bourns® model PT61018PEL is priced at $0.60 each in 5000 piece quantities. Available immediately, the new LAN transformer is IEEE 802.3 Ethernet compatible, is offered in a dual channel 16-pin SMD package and is RoHS compliant*. For additional product specifications, please go to: www.bourns.com/data/global/pdfs/PT61018PEL.pdf

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 9001 and ISO 14001 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the ISO/TS 16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at www.bourns.com.

*RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.

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.

Bourns Receives Arrow Electronics’ 2013 “Perfect Order” Award at the Platinum Level

June 3, 2014

RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 3, 2014 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has received the Arrow Electronics, Inc. Perfect Order Index (POI) Award for 2013. Bourns was the recipient of Arrow’s Platinum POI Award which is the highest award level given. Arrow began the POI Awards to honor suppliers that achieve best-in-class performance by delivering “perfect orders” as measured by Arrow’s eight-point measurement system. Among other criteria, suppliers are measured on orders that are free of defects and delivered at the right time.

“On behalf of Arrow, I congratulate Bourns on a job well done, and thank them for their dedication to continuous improvement and their commitment to guiding innovation forward,” said Don Elario, global director of quality at Arrow. “Supplier partnerships are more important than ever in today’s supply chain. It is this beneficial spirit of collaboration and mutual commitment that allows us to meet dynamic customer needs and align critical information in the end-to-end order process.”

“The Arrow POI Award is truly a well-earned acknowledgement for our sales channel team at Bourns. This award is also further recognition of Bourns superior attention to quality and customer support,” said Kelly Vogt, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Bourns, Inc. “With all of the outstanding suppliers in the Arrow network, it is an honor to achieve the highest level award. Bourns continues to value its important strategic partnership with Arrow.”

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 9001 and ISO 14001 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the ISO/TS 16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at http://www.bourns.com.

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.