Posts Tagged ‘ESD’

Bourns First to Develop Simplified One-Page Documentation Series on Port Interface Circuit Protection

June 15, 2010

Bourns® PortNote™ Solutions & Design Kits
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RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 15, 2010 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the introduction of a unique new series of useful design documentation developed to assist designers in selecting the appropriate circuit protection solution for a specific port interface. Bourns® PortNote™ Solutions are a series of one-page documents that provide concise and easily understandable information on relevant compliance standards, Bourns solutions and part numbers, the specific interface schematic and alternative solution references. As the majority of circuit protection products are designed into variations of just a few ports, each Bourns® PortNote™ Solution offers designers a simple starting point for the protection of a particular port.

“Bourns® PortNote™ Solutions are a time-saving design tool that quickly provides an effective circuit protection solution known to work in most typical applications down to the Bourns® part number,” said Dr. Erik Meijer, vice president of circuit protection at Bourns. “PortNote™ Solutions are not intended to replace detailed application notes or the customized solutions provided by our FAE teams, but rather be a useful resource to streamline the circuit protection selection process for a specific port interface.”

Accessible on the Bourns website, Bourns currently has 13 PortNote™ Solutions in its documentation library with more in development and planned for release in the near future. At present, there are four PortNote™ Solutions that cover Ethernet and USB ports for datacom applications; three on HDMI and VHF/UHF coaxial ports for audio/video applications and six show solutions for ISDN, various RJ11 and VDSL ports in telecom designs.  In addition, Bourns offers corresponding Design Kits. Each design kit contains enough Bourns® products to build five of the circuits suggested in the PortNote™ Solution. To view the individual Bourns® PortNote™ Solutions or to inquire about the design kits, go to the Bourns website at http://www.bourns.com/Library.aspx?name=PortNoteSolutions.

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 manufactured in accordance with the TS16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website 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 Announces New Transient Voltage Suppressor Diodes for Surge and ESD Protection Applications

March 24, 2010

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 http://www.bourns.com. 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 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.

Bourns Announces New Steering Diode Array Device Optimized for ESD, EFT and Surge Protection

July 8, 2009
RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 8, 2009 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the introduction of a new steering diode array that provides up to six lines of protection using the “rail to rail” clamping technique with low leakage current and low capacitance per line. Designated Bourns® model CDNBS08-SR112, the lead-free steering diode device was designed specifically for ESD, EFT and surge protection applications and is RoHS compliant.* Available in an NSOIC-8 package, the new device is designed to be mounted directly onto an FR4 printed circuit board. Bourns engineers optimized the design to protect a wide range of applications including Ethernet ports, portable electronics, wireless LANs and Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface-based systems.
Bourns’ steering diode array meets IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD), IEC 61000-4-4 (EFT) and IEC 61000-4-5 (surge) requirements for external ports and features very low capacitance of 5 pF to minimize electrical distortion. The devices also meet many worldwide, industry and government regulations regarding lead-free components and are designed for a variety of manufacturing environments, allowing the use of industry-standard “pick and place” equipment. The chip diode NSOIC-8 package offers simplified production with its flat configuration that minimizes rollaway.
“Bourns’ new steering diode array provides a good choice for ESD, EFT and surge protection for up to six communication data lines and also fits circuit board space constraints,” said Ian Doyle, ESD Product Line Manager for Bourns, Inc. “Bourns is pleased to offer the newest addition to the company’s steering diode array product line that meets industry demands for smaller electronic components with extremely low power consumption.”
Bourns® CDNBS08-OSR112 (Download Hi-Res Image.)

Bourns® CDNBS08-SR112 (Download Hi-Res Image.)

RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 8, 2009 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the introduction of a new steering diode array that provides up to six lines of protection using the “rail to rail” clamping technique with low leakage current and low capacitance per line. Designated Bourns® model CDNBS08-SR112, the lead-free steering diode device was designed specifically for ESD, EFT and surge protection applications and is RoHS compliant.* Available in an NSOIC-8 package, the new device is designed to be mounted directly onto an FR4 printed circuit board. Bourns engineers optimized the design to protect a wide range of applications including Ethernet ports, portable electronics, wireless LANs and Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface-based systems.

Bourns’ steering diode array meets IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD), IEC 61000-4-4 (EFT) and IEC 61000-4-5 (surge) requirements for external ports and features very low capacitance of 5 pF to minimize electrical distortion. The devices also meet many worldwide, industry and government regulations regarding lead-free components and are designed for a variety of manufacturing environments, allowing the use of industry-standard “pick and place” equipment. The chip diode NSOIC-8 package offers simplified production with its flat configuration that minimizes rollaway.

“Bourns’ new steering diode array provides a good choice for ESD, EFT and surge protection for up to six communication data lines and also fits circuit board space constraints,” said Ian Doyle, ESD Product Line Manager for Bourns, Inc. “Bourns is pleased to offer the newest addition to the company’s steering diode array product line that meets industry demands for smaller electronic components with extremely low power consumption.”

Electrical Characteristics (@ TA = 25 ºC Unless Otherwise Noted)

Parameter Value
Typical Forward Voltage @ 50 mA (V) 1.3
Repetitive Peak Reverse Voltage (V) 20
Maximum Peak Pulse Current @ 8/20 µS (A) 12
Maximum Leakage Current @ 18 V (nA) 20
Typical Junction Capacitance @ 0 V 1 MHz (pF) 5
ESD Protection per IEC 61000-4-2
Minimum Contact Discharge (kV)
+8
Minimum Air Discharge (kV)
+15
EFT Protection per IEC 61000-4-4 @ 5/50 ns (A) 40
Surge Protection per IEC 61000-4-5 @ 8/20 µs
L1 (Line – Ground) (A)
12
L2 (Line – Line) (A) 12


Pricing and Availability

Bourns’ new steering diode array device is available now. As a pricing reference, Bourns’ CDNBS08-SR112 is priced from $0.90-$0.95 in 10,000 piece quantities.

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, 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. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at http://www.bourns.com.

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

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

Bourns Adds Lighting Applications to Website

June 4, 2009
LED Lighting

LED Lighting

The explosion in LED lighting usage is plain to see all around us. From kitchen recessed lighting to the latest LED backlights in LCD TV sets, the growth seems unstoppable. This is driven partly by environmental concerns forcing consumers and businesses to re-examine their energy expenses. Bourns’ solutions for LED Driver Applications may be found in a newly released Application Note and on our website at www.bourns.com.