Archive for January, 2017

Bourns Announces Release of Additional Murata Trimmer Products

January 24, 2017
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Bourns® Model PVG3 Series SMD Sealed Type Single-Turn Trimmers (Click for Hi-res JPG)

RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 24, 2017 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the availability of the Model PVG3A and PVG3G series of Murata® trimmer products. The added trimmer products are available in both J-Hook and Gull-Wing pin styles. Sized at 3 mm and RoHS compliant*, the trimmer series features extended operating temperature operation (-55 °C to 125 °C), has a power rating of 0.25 watts at 70 °C and the rotational life is specified at 50 cycles. Ideal for harsh environments, the Models PVG3A and PVG3G are sealed and are designed to have high heat resistance performance for high temperature peak reflow soldering which helps protect the product during manufacturing processing. These features make the trimmer products well suited for small sensors, printers/copiers, optical transceiver modules and compact power supplies.

Bourns kept the original Murata part numbers to ease the conversion to Bourns-manufactured replacement products, and continues to manufacture and honor its standard warranty terms on replacement products based on Murata specifications.

Bourns invented the world’s first trimming potentiometer, trademarked Trimpot®, which is still the industry standard used to perform accurate circuit adjustments in a wide range of electronic equipment. Bourns continually makes physical configuration and ease-of-manufacturing advancements giving customers additional design flexibility in selecting the optimal trimmer for a particular application.

Pricing and Availability

The PVG3A and PVG3G series models are available now from Bourns. As a pricing reference, the PVGA501C01R00, 3 mm, single-turn, J hook, cermet Trimmer is priced at $0.92 for 1000 pieces. Additional Murata® trimmer products, Models PV12, PVF2, PV32, PV36, PV37 and PVG5 are also available from Bourns.

To access the data sheets for the Bourns-manufactured replacement parts, please go to: www.bourns.com/products/trimpot-trimming-potentiometers

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 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 Partners with Mouser Electronics for Special Promotion at 2017 NAMM Show

January 16, 2017
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RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 16, 2017 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has exclusively partnered with Mouser Electronics to promote their industry-leading Pro Audio and Pro Lighting products including the latest PTL01 and PSP01 slide potentiometers at the 2017 NAMM Show.

Bourns will be giving away a Zemaitis C24MF Custom Metal Top Guitar with a Floyd Rose FRX surface-mount tremolo system, Bourns Sean Silas Signature Series Guitar Potentiometers, locking tuners, and other custom upgrades. Stop by the Bourns booth in Hall A, #6861 to see and enter for a chance to win this amazing custom guitar. No purchase is required and all entries are subject to contest rules.

The Bourns® Model PTL01 100 mm slide potentiometer with LED is an optimal solution for level controls in audio mixing, light mixing, and broadcast consoles, or for sound processors. Bourns designed its Model PSP01 motorized master slide potentiometer with an extended cycle life of up to 1 million cycles making it exceptionally well suited for automated Pro Audio mixing consoles, broadcast consoles and Pro Lighting consoles/controllers.

With a commitment to excellence and delivering advanced technology, Bourns supports the professional audio industry with quality, high reliability and value-added products. The company’s established customer base that includes some of the industry’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of audio and lighting equipment.

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 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 Introduces New Components for Next-generation Pro Audio and Pro Lighting Equipment at 2017 NAMM Show

January 16, 2017
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Hi-res JPG of Bourns® PSP01 and PTL01 Slide Potentiometers

RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 16, 2017 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced it has expanded its professional audio and professional lighting portfolios with the release of two new slide potentiometers. Both products are the result of Bourns’ close customer relationships with leading audio and lighting equipment manufacturers that have requested new features and capabilities for their next-generation designs.

The Bourns® Model PTL01 100 mm slide potentiometer with LED is an optimal solution for level controls in audio mixing, light mixing, and broadcast consoles, or for sound processors. The 100 mm slide length enables a more precise setting compared to shorter length potentiometers. Its sleek, thin design allows for multiple slide potentiometers to be mounted side-by-side in a relatively small space. Available in a wide range of LED colors, Model PTL01 offers a variety of standard resistance values and tapers to match a broad scope of equipment requirements.

Bourns designed its Model PSP01 motorized master slide potentiometer with an extended cycle life of up to 1 million cycles. This 100 mm slide potentiometer features a high-quality motor with direct drive belt design that offers superior quality, reliability and improved smooth operation compared to side mount motor drives. Furthermore, Model PSP01 integrates a touch sense lever making it exceptionally well suited for automated Pro Audio mixing consoles, broadcast consoles and Pro Lighting consoles/controllers.

“At Bourns, we continue to innovate and manufacture products that satisfy the advanced requirements of next-generation Pro Audio and Pro Lighting equipment. We designed our two new components to give designers high-demand performance, long product life and smaller-size features helping them differentiate their products to better compete in these rapidly growing markets,” said Chuck Manzano, Application Engineer at Bourns, Inc.

Pricing and Availability

As a pricing reference, Model PTL01 is priced at $2.49 in quantities of 1,000, and Model PSP01 is priced at $23.00 in quantities of 1,000 through Bourns’ authorized distributors. Samples and production quantities are now available. For more information, please see the data sheets available at www.bourns.com.

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 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.