App note: How to protect mobile devices from ‘USB Kill’ threats

Great read from Bourns about USB killer devices and port protection solutions. Link here (PDF) Researchers have long warned about the security risks of inserting other users’ USB drives into your PC, even those from whom you trust. If the threat of malware infections isn’t cause enough for concern, there have been stories of malicious […]

App note: Protecting USB Type-C Cable connectors featuring higher power & tighter pin spacing

Bourns’ built-in thermal cut-off devices adds extra protection from faults directly on USB Type-C cables. Link here (PDF) The now ubiquitous Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard was initially developed in 1994 with the intent of providing a communication standard to improve and simplify communication between the PC and peripheral devices. An updated version of the […]

App note: USB port protection

USB port protection from EMI and ESD, a good app note from Würth Elektronik introduce you to their common mode chokes and TVS diodes solution. Whole article here in PDF. The USB-Interface might be the most distributed PC interface in the world. The usage in industry applications is more and more common. Let’s have a […]