Bourns, a manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, has introduced new ChipGuard ESD protectors which have been designed specifically to guard sensitive automotive electronics from the threat of electrostatic discharge (ESD) and are qualified to meet up to IEC 61000-4-2 Level 4 standards.
Designated the Bourns CGA-MLC Series of ESD protectors, these fast bidirectional devices have low capacitance, minimal insertion loss and low leakage over a wide temperature range. The new devices are available in ultra-small, industry standard 0402 and 0603 packages. The Bourns ChipGuard MLC Series of ESD protectors are an intended as a protection solution for a large range of automotive applications including antenna circuits, camera links, sensors, touchscreen interfaces, GPS systems, USB 3.0 devices and high-speed communication buses.
“Bourns expressly designed our new MLC Series of ESD protectors to deliver the high performance and reliability required for today’s sensitive automotive applications,” said Kurt Wattelet, Communications Division at Bourns, Inc. “This new series of ESD protectors provides the advanced technology needed for the broad spectrum of high speed digital electronics employed in vehicles today.”