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Bourns Announces New Series of Surface Mount GDT Surge Protectors Designed for Broadband Protection

Riverside, Calif.,, August 13, 2009 Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced a new series of three-electrode surface mount Gas Discharge Tube (GDT) surge protection devices ideal for broadband applications due to their ultra-low capacitance and low insertion and return loss performance. Designated the Bourns® 2054 Series, the robust devices are available in voltages from 230 to 470V and also feature RoHS* compliant versions. The Bourns® 2054 Series feature a compact size (5 x 7.2 mm) and offer superior protection characteristics suitable for a broad range of applications including telecommunications, commercial and industrial applications.

Bourns® GDTs help prevent damage from transient disturbances by creating a short-to-ground circuit during conduction. When an electrical surge exceeds the defined breakdown voltage level of the GDT, the device becomes ionized and rapid conduction takes place. When the surge passes and the system voltage returns to normal levels, the GDT returns to its high-impedance "off" state.

"GDTs are realizing growing market demand for use in broadband communication applications and Bourns is matching that need with its newest GDT 2054 Series for robust circuit protection in a cost-effective, compact package" said Craig Shipley, GDT products general manager for Bourns, Inc. "Bourns" new GDT devices provide excellent board-level protection of broadband applications and are also UL Recognized."

Pricing and Availability
As a pricing reference, Bourns" 2054 Series is priced from $1.08 in 1-249 piece quantities and is available now. For a complete list of model numbers and characteristics, go to the 2054 datasheet.

*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.

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 (low/medium risk), audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at www.bourns.com.

Bourns®, TBU® 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® products have not been designed for and are not intended for use in "lifesaving," "life-critical" or "life-sustaining" applications nor any other applications where failure or malfunction of the Bourns® product may result in personal injury or death. See Legal Disclaimer Notice www.bourns.com/docs/legal/disclaimer.pdf

Agency Contact:
Annette Keller
Keller Communication
(949) 947-7232
annettekeller1984@gmail.com
Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
(951) 781-5054
david.scofield@bourns.com
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