Automotive ESD protectors in 0402 and 0603 packages

December 18, 2013 // By Julien Happich
The ChipGuard ESD protectors from Bourns are 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 CGA-MLC Series, these ESD protectors are extremely fast bidirectional devices have low capacitance, minimal insertion loss and low leakage over a wide temperature range. The devices are available in ultra-small, industry standard 0402 and 0603 packages which make them suitable 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 chips are designed to withstand multi-strike ESD threats, are RoHS compliant and are fully AEC-Q200 qualified and supported.

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