SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

March 03, 2011 14:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Enhances PLT Series of Precision Low-TCR Thin Film Resistors With Improved Tolerance to 0.01 % in Three Case Sizes

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2011) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it has enhanced its PLT series of precision low-TCR thin film resistors with improved tolerances down to 0.01 %. The devices feature a low standard TCR of 5 ppm/°C over a wide temperature range of - 55 °C to + 125 °C.

With stable film and performance characteristics of 500 ppm at + 70 °C for 10,000 hours, devices in the PLT series are optimized for high-precision applications in industrial, telecommunications, medical imaging, test and measurement, and military and aerospace equipment and instrumentation.

Offered in 0603, 0805, and 1206 case sizes, the PLT series offers a resistance range from 250 ohms to 100 kilohms, with non-standard values available. The resistors features very low noise of less than - 30 dB, low voltage coefficients of 0.1 ppm/V, and power ratings from 150 mW to 400 mW at + 70 °C.

The PLT devices feature an anti-corrosion resistant film with special passivation method (SPM) enhancement. Available with lead (Pb)-free or lead terminations, the resistors are compliant with RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC, halogen-free according to IEC 61249-2-21, and flame-resistant in accordance to UL 94 V-0.

Samples and production quantities of the PLT series are available now, with lead times of eight weeks for standard orders. Follow Vishay thin film resistors at http://twitter.com/vishayindust.

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, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay's product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.

Link to datasheet:
http://www.vishay.com/doc?60030 (PLT)

Link to product photo (click ALL SIZES for hi-res version):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vishay/5492915562/