Bourns announced the introduction of new ChipGuard ESD protectors 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 extremely fast bidirectional devices have low capacitance, minimal insertion loss and low leakage over a wide temperature range. The new devices from Bourns are available in ultra-small, industry standard 0402 and 0603 packages. The Bourns ChipGuard MLC Series of ESD protectors are an ideal 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.
The Bourns ChipGuard MLC Series are fast-response protectors, designed to withstand multi-strike ESD threats, are RoHS compliant and are fully AEC-Q200 qualiﬁed and supported.
Pricing and availability
The Bourns CGA-MLC Series of ESD protectors are available now. As a pricing reference, an ESD protector in a 0402 package is priced at $0.08 each in 30,000 piece quantities. For additional product information and specifications, please go to: http://www.bourns.com/data/global/pdfs/CGA-MLC.pdf.