SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

April 27, 2011 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Extends Resistance Range of ORN Thin Film, Molded, Dual-in-Line Resistor Networks

Enhanced Surface-Mount Devices Offer 13 Standard Resistance Values Ranging From 49.9 to 500 Kilohms

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - Apr 27, 2011) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the company has extended the resistance range of its ORN series of thin film, molded, dual-in-line surface-mount resistor networks. Offering 13 standard resistance values over a wide resistance range of 49.9 to 500 kilohms, the enhanced devices now offer designers a choice of higher and lower values in the same standard narrow-body SOIC gull wing package.

Offering higher precision than discrete chips, devices in the ORN series combine four isolated resistors in a 3.99 mm by 4.93 mm, eight-pin, surface-mount network. The devices offer a close ratio tolerance to 0.01 %, ratio stability characteristics (delta R) of 0.015 % at 2,000 hours and + 70 ºC, and tight TCR tracking of 5 PPM/ºC.

With a 1.27 mm pitch and 1.73 mm maximum seated height, the ORN series is optimized for precision voltage divider, differential amplifier gain control, measurement circuitry, signal conditioning, and converter applications in industrial, process control, and medical instrumentation and imaging equipment. The devices offer a rugged molded case construction with no internal solder (JEDEC MS-012 variation AA package).

The ORN resistor networks feature power ratings of 100 mW at + 70 °C per resistor, extremely low noise of less than - 30 dB, low voltage coefficients of less than 0.1 ppm/V, and a temperature range of - 55 to + 125 °C. Offering lead (Pb)-free or lead terminations, the devices are compliant with RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC and halogen free according to the IEC 61249-2-21 definition.

Samples and production quantities of the ORN series are available now, with lead times of eight weeks for larger orders. Follow Vishay resistor networks at

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

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