AVX has further expanded its Communication BUS Series of varistors with the release of the miniature 0402 size Flexray Automotive Varistor. The Flexray Varistor combines ESD protection with EMI/RFI filtering and insertion loss characteristics, optimized for the FlexRay™ Communications Systems in automotive applications. The Flexray varistor offers engineers a more robust solution for the faster digital serial bus systems currently being designed into today's vehicles. Accommodating data rates that are up to 10 times faster than current Controlled Area Network (CAN) BUS systems, AVX is leading the way in circuit protection devices for today's most demanding automotive applications. The 0402 case size also exhibits AVX's ability to meet the need for miniaturization in these critical applications.