Bourns Adds 19 New Documents to its Successful PortNote® Solutions Series

Riverside, Calif., November 29, 2011 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has added 19 new PortNote® Solutions to assist designers in selecting the appropriate circuit protection solution for a specific port interface. These new documents add to the company's successful series that provide engineers with a simplified design starting point that includes precise information on relevant compliance standards, the optimal Bourns solution with part numbers, an interface schematic and alternative solution references. These new documents cover port protection for audio/video, battery pack, data communication, LED and telecommunications designs, and are a useful resource to help streamline the circuit protection selection process for a specific port interface. In addition to the documentation, Bourns offers corresponding design kits for each of the new PortNote® Solutions.

"We have seen an overwhelmingly positive response in the marketplace to Bourns' PortNote® Solutions series mostly due to how these documents can help customers reduce their circuit protection development time," said Dr. Erik Meijer, vice president of circuit protection at Bourns. "Circuit protection products are often designed into variations of interface ports and Bourns is committed to helping OEMs select the right solution for this sometimes difficult task. This documentation series is another example of the resources we can offer our customers in addition to our extensive experience and broad offering of circuit protection solutions."

The 19 new PortNote® Solutions offer protection information for LVDS input and output ports for audio/video applications; ESD protection for battery pack applications; Ethernet and RS-485 ports for datacom applications; PWM ports for LED applications and T1/E1 telephony, VDSL line side and VDSL over POTs for ports in telecom designs. The corresponding design kits contain sufficient Bourns® products to prototype five of the circuits designated in the PortNote® Solution. Bourns® PortNote® Solutions are not intended to replace detailed application notes or the customized solutions provided by Bourns' FAE teams, but instead provide useful information in the circuit protection selection process for a specific port interface. A total of 30 individual Bourns® PortNote® Solutions are easily accessible on the Bourns website at:

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

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Agency Contact:
Annette Keller
Keller Communication
Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
(951) 781-5054
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