Bourns Releases New High-Speed CANbus Protectors for Automotive and Industrial Applications

RIVERSIDE, Calif., October 31, 2017 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today released the company’s new high-speed AEC-Q101-qualified Controller Area Network (CAN) protector. Bourns designed its latest surge protection device to protect against damage from transient voltage events such as electrostatic discharge (ESD), interruption of inductive loads or lightning strikes. Ensuring reliable high-speed communications transmission in harsh environments helps systems developers improve reliability in a broad range of automotive and industrial applications that include control networks, Smart Distribution Systems (SDS), DeviceNet™ and factory and process automation systems.

The Bourns® Model CDSOT23-T24CAN-Q (Transient Voltage Suppression) Diode Array features a dual bidirectional TVS for protecting both lines of a single CAN interface. It offers a minimum breakdown voltage of 26.2 V making it an optimal choice for transceivers with internal circuitry to protect against 24 V power supply miswiring. Meeting important international standards, Bourns’ new high-speed CANbus protectors provide ±30 kV contact discharge ESD protection per IEC 61000-4-2 and 500 V surge protection per IEC 61000-4-5 (Level 1). It comes in a SOT-23 package, and its compact size eases layout in space-constrained PCB designs while ensuring compliance with stringent EMI requirements.

Pricing and Availability
The Bourns® Model CDSOT23-T24CAN-Q TVS Diode is available now and is RoHS compliant*. As a pricing reference, the Model CDSOT23-T24CAN-Q is priced at $0.11 each for 12,000 pieces. For more information, please go to:

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 9001 and ISO 14001 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the ISO/TS 16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at

*RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC Jan. 27, 2003 including annex and RoHS Recast 2011/65/EU June 8, 2011.

**Bourns follows the prevailing definition of “halogen free” in the industry. Bourns considers a product to be “halogen free” if (a) the Bromine (Br) content is 900 ppm or less; (b) the Chlorine (Cl) content is 900 ppm or less; and (c) the total Bromine (Br) and Chlorine (Cl) content is 1500 ppm or less.

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