Vishay Releases a New High-Reliability, Thick Film Resistor with Extremely Low Resistance Down to 10m Ù, Tight Tolerances of ±1% and ±5%, and Low TCR Down to ±100ppm/K

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA, (PresseBox) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the release of a new thick film resistor that combines an extremely low resistance with tight tolerances and low TCR for current-sensing applications.

To provide high stability for current sensing and shunt applications in dc-to-dc converters, power supplies, motor circuits, computers, and cell phones, Vishay's CRCW....-EL thick film power resistor offers an extremely low resistance range from 10m to 100m , with tight tolerances of ±1% and ±5%.

The device is offered in three case sizes: the 0.1-W 0603, the 0.125-W 0805, and the 0.25-W 1206. The resistor features low TCR of ±100ppm/K, ±200ppm/K, ±300ppm/K, ±400ppm/K, and ±600ppm/K over an operating temperature range of -55°C to +155°C.

The CRCW....-EL features a special metal glaze on high-quality ceramic with a protective overglaze. The RoHS-compliant resistor offers lead (Pb)-free solder contacts on a nickel barrier layer, with pure tin plating providing compatibility with both lead (Pb)-free and lead-containing soldering processes.

Samples and production quantities of the new thick film power resistor are available now, with lead times of six to eight weeks for larger orders.

Vishay Electronic GmbH

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, transistors, and optoelectronics and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sensors, and transducers). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. Its product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and ability to provide "one-stop shop" service have made Vishay a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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