Archive for April, 2016

Bourns Launches Sulfur-Resistant Fixed Resistor Products

April 13, 2016
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RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 13, 2016 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced its Model CRT-AS Sulfur-Resistant series of thin film precision chip resistors. Designed specifically to operate in harsh environments exposed to high levels of sulfur contamination, the Bourns® Model CRT-AS series have a substantially increased lifespan compared to standard film resistors when exposed to a sulfurous gas environment, thus making them ideal solutions for a broad variety of mission-critical applications including industrial, automation, power supplies and communication base stations.

 

Many applications must operate in high-sulfur environments, such as where oils, lubricants, or fossil fuels are present, and in harsh, corrosive remote conditions and polluted industrial areas exhibiting high-sulfur contamination. The design of and materials used in typical thick film resistors, particularly the silver in the silver palladium internal terminal, make these resistors susceptible to the ingress of sulfur-based gasses. Common factors such as temperature, humidity and air flow, coupled with the presence of sulfur-based gasses, contribute to the corrosion process and the formation of harmful silver sulfide, which ultimately can cause an open circuit condition and failure of the resistor.

“As more and more devices and systems are connected, the reliable transfer of data and the need for uncorrupted data transmission and reception at the binary level is more important than ever. Any I/O interface failure, such as that from corrosion, can lead to a catastrophic system failure,” explained Brian Ahearne, Product Line Manager at Bourns, Inc. “Employing Bourns® sulfur-resistant film resistors helps eliminate this type of corrosion-related hard failure which leads to improved system reliability and performance while reducing downtime.”

Available in four different footprints from 0402 (1005 Metric) up to 1206 (3015 Metric), the Bourns® Model CRT-AS series is manufactured using a thin film element printed onto a ceramic substrate and tested in accordance with the ASTM B809-95 method. The series is also available in additional wide resistance, temperature coefficiency and tolerance options.

Pricing and Availability

The Bourns® Model CRT-AS series is available now and is RoHS compliant*. As a pricing reference, Model CRT0402-DZ is priced at $0.03 each in 10,000 piece quantities. For additional product specifications, please go to: http://www.bourns.com/products/resistive-products/chip-resistors/thin-film-chip-resistors

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available 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.

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

Bourns Joins Open Alliance Special Interest Group to Help Drive Ethernet as the Automotive Networking Standard

April 6, 2016

RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 6, 2016 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has joined the OPEN Alliance (One-Pair Ether-Net) Special Interest Group (SIG) as an adopter member. The non-profit, open industry standards group is comprised of mainly automotive industry and technology providers. The goal of OPEN Alliance is for companies to work together to promote broad Ethernet-based adoption as the automotive networking standard. Since its inception, the OPEN Alliance SIG has grown to more than 200 members.

“As a leading supplier of automotive components, Bourns believes it is necessary to join groups such as the OPEN Alliance that help set industry standards for continuing safety, comfort and infotainment advancements that benefit consumers and applications developers alike,” said Craig Wedley, Magnetics Engineering Manager at Bourns, Inc. “Bourns can be specifically influential in developing relevant magnetics components test standards for various in-vehicle Ethernet-based systems. To ensure maximum interoperability and open standards compliance, Bourns plans to be a licensee of the SIGs 100Mbps BroadR-Reach® physical layer specification when it is complete and approved.”

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available 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.

Bourns Showcases Industry-Leading Breadth of AEC-Q200 Qualified Components in New Automotive Component Selection Guide

April 6, 2016

RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 5, 2016 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, has published a new Automotive Component Selection Guide that showcases the company’s breadth of AEC-Q200 qualified components. In the latest short form brochure, Bourns lists its broad selection of AEC-Q200 products that include resistors and magnetics that condition and filter electronic circuits. Complementing Bourns’ circuit conditioning products is its large portfolio of circuit protection products designed specifically for automotive applications. These products satisfy the component requirements of next-generation lighting, comfort and positioning, networking, electrification and infotainment applications.

AEC-Q200 is a global automotive standard for passive components that ensures temperature, pressure resistance and safety consistency. For products to be AEC-Q200 qualified, they must pass a rigorous series of tests. Bourns has extensive experience designing, building and supplying high reliability AEC-Q200 compliant components. All the company’s passive components approved for automotive designs are tested and qualified using the AEC-Q200 specification, and are manufactured in facilities that are fully certified to TS 16949. Bourns also performs surge tests and offers application and customer-specific testing giving customers access to its application test lab.

“Bourns’ wide range of AEC-Q200 qualified products ensures automotive and other mission-critical applications of high-quality solutions for increasingly sophisticated and complex designs that must operate in harsh environments,” said John Kelly, vice president and general manager of the consumer division of Bourns. “Leveraging our proven history of supplying the automotive market with quality sensor products, Bourns’ standards-based inductive and circuit protection components reliably help designers meet the board-level requirements of many automotive applications.”

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available 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.