Bourns Expands the Series of Useful Design Documentation on Port Interface Circuit Protection

Seven New PortNote™ Solutions Have Been Added that Cover Port Interface Protection in Audio/Video, Datacom and Telecom Applications

Mar 29, 2011, 11:30 ET from Bourns, Inc.

RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that it has developed seven new PortNote™ Solutions to assist designers in selecting the appropriate circuit protection solution for a specific port interface.  Bourns® PortNote™ Solutions are a series of one-page documents that provide concise information on relevant compliance standards, Bourns solutions and part numbers, the specific interface schematic and alternative solution references.  The new documents also feature application-based tools for audio/video and data communication and telecommunications designs, and are a useful resource to help streamline the circuit protection selection process for a specific port interface.

"Selecting the right circuit protection solution for a particular port interface can be time consuming and daunting," said Dr. Erik Meijer, vice president of circuit protection at Bourns.  "With our extensive circuit protection knowledge, Bourns is committed to helping our customers reduce their development time.  Because our unique PortNote™ Solutions documentation has been positively received, we have chosen to add seven more popular port solutions to this successful series."  

Easily accessible on the Bourns website, the seven new PortNote™ Solutions cover Ethernet and RS-485 ports for datacom applications; LVDS input and output ports for audio/video applications and T1/E1 telephony, VDSL line side and VDSL over POTs for ports in telecom designs.  In addition, Bourns offers corresponding design kits.  Each design kit contains sufficient Bourns® products to build five of the circuits offered 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 22 individual Bourns® PortNote™ Solutions including the corresponding design kits can be viewed on the Bourns website at

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-9000 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the TS16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company's website at

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