Bourns Announces New Power Inductor Series Offering Excellent DC/DC Conversion Performance for Automotive Applications

Riverside, Calif., December 9, 2014 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the company's new SMD Power Inductor Series that includes nine new devices designed for automotive applications. Designated the Bourns® Models SDE0403A, SDE0604A, SDE0805A, SRF0703A, SRF0905A, SRF1280A, SRR0745A, SRR1210A and SRR6040A, the new series consists of non-shielded and shielded construction devices that are AEC-Q200 qualified. The series features inductance values from 0.47 to 6500 μH, has a heating current range up to 17.9 A and offers profiles as low as 3.2 mm. These advanced features make Bourns® power inductors ideal for a broad array of automotive applications that include driver assistant devices, information/entertainment systems and lighting.

"An increasing number of automotive applications rely on power inductors to power a new range of vehicle systems and functionality," said Guido Zehnder, product manager at Bourns, Inc. "Bourns specifically designed this comprehensive new device series to meet varying application requirements while also satisfying the high current needs in today's automotive DC/DC converters and power supplies. By adding these 9 new automotive series we offer now 20 models in total."

Product Features:

New Model Constriction Product Size Inductance Range Heating Current Range Saturation Current Range
SDE0403A Series Non-shielded 4.5 x 4 x 3.2 mm 1 - 68 μH 0.4 - 2.7 A 0.55 – 4.8 A
SDE0604A Series Non-shielded 5.8 x 5.2 x 4.5 mm 1.2 - 150 μH 0.52 - 5.3 A 0.52 – 6 A
SDE0805A Series Non-shielded 7.8 x 7 x 5 mm 1.5 - 470 μH 0.55 - 5.8 A 0.4 – 6.5 A
SRF0703A Series Shielded 7.6 x 7.6 x 3.4 mm 8.2 - 600 μH 0.289 - 2.19 A 0.32 – 2.66 A
SRF0905A Series Shielded 9.2 x 6 x 5 mm 10 - 6500 μH 0.3 - 1.6 A N/A
SRF1280A Series Shielded 12.5 x 12.5 x 8 mm 0.47 - 4000 μH 0.307 - 17.9 A 0.571 – 56 A
SRR0745A Series Shielded 7.3 x 7.3 x 4.5 mm 10 - 1000 μH 0.2 - 2.1 A 0.24 – 2.5 A
SRR1210A Series Shielded 12 x 12 x 10 mm 1 - 1000 μH 0.75 - 11 A 0.7 – 16.5 A
SRR6040A Series Shielded 6.7 x 6.7 x 4 mm 1 - 100 μH 0.65 - 5 A 0.57 – 5.55 A


Pricing and Availability
Bourns' new power inductors series for automotive applications is available now. As a pricing reference, the Bourns® Model SDE0604A is priced at $ 0.20 each in 50k piece quantities. The new power inductor series offers electrical characteristics and dimensions that are either functionally identical or comparable to Bourns' existing standard series. For more information, please see

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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Annette Keller
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Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
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