Analog Devices and Bourns Introduce Industry’s First Complete Evaluation Board with Certified RS-485 Electro-magnetic

  Analog Devices and Bourns Introduce Industry’s First Complete Evaluation
  Board with Certified RS-485 Electro-magnetic Protection

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NORWOOD, Mass. & RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- February 27, 2013

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI), a global leader in high-performance signal
processing technology, and Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier
of electronic components, today introduced the industry’s first certified
RS-485 evaluation board for protecting against EMC (electro-magnetic
compatibility) events in industrial and instrumentation equipment. Available
through both companies, the EVAL-CN0313-SDPZ board incorporates ADI’s
ADM3485E, 3.3-V RS-485 transceiver and various circuit protection devices from
Bourns and meets IEC61000-4-2/4/5 ESD (electro-static discharge), EFT
(electronically-fast transients), and power-surge specifications. The board is
offered as part of ADI’s Circuits from the Lab™ reference circuits library and
includes circuit notes, test data and results to help engineers reduce design
risk in applications such as motor controls, grid tied inverters, and
programmable-logic controllers. The board is available from all authorized
distributors of ADI and select authorized distributors of Bourns.

  *View the EVAL-CN0313-SDPZ evaluation board page and place orders:
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The challenge of matching the EMC characteristics of external protection
devices and the components they are designed to protect is among the biggest
contributors to schedule and cost overruns for manufacturers of industrial and
instrumentation equipment. As the first externally certified EMC-compliant
design tool for RS-485 circuits, the EVAL-CN0313-SDPZ board provides design
and integration files, device drivers, and evaluation hardware. The
EVAL-CN0313-SDPZ also includes an EI3 Hirose connector that allows the board
to be used with ADI’s ezLINX™ iCoupler^® Isolated Interface Development
Environment, which provides developers with a cost-effective, plug-and-play
method to evaluate the digitally-isolated RS-485 physical communication layer.

EVAL-CN0313-SD1Z RS-485 Evaluation Board Key Features

  *Certified to protect ADI’s ADM3485E, 3.3-V RS-485 transceiver for:

       *6-kV, 4-kV and 1-kV surge (IEC61000-4-5)
       *2-kV EFT and 8-kV contact (IEC61000-4-4)
       *15-kV air-discharge ESD (IEC61000-4-2)


       *The ezLINX™ iCoupler^® Isolated Interface Development Environment:

Pricing and Availability
Product            Sample         Production   MSRP
                     Availability     Release
EVAL-CN0313-SDPZ   Now            Now          78.00 US Dollars

About Analog Devices

Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which
Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies
within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader
in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves
over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic
equipment. Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with
design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices is
included in the S&P 500 Index.

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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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