SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

May 31, 2012 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Introduces Four New Small-Form-Factor, Surface-Mount Multilayer Ceramic Chip Antennas for Operation at 868 MHz and 915 MHz

Devices Offer Small 35 mm x 5 mm x 1.2 mm and 15.5 mm x 10.5 mm x 1.2 mm Outlines

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - May 31, 2012) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today expanded its line of ceramic chip antennas with four new small-form-factor, high-performance MLCC devices designed for the reception and transmission of digital signals at frequencies of 868 MHz (VJ5301M868MXBSR and VJ5601M868MXBSR) and 915 MHz (VJ5301M915MXBSR and VJ5601M915MXBSR).

Utilizing Vishay's unique materials and manufacturing technologies, the new Vishay Vitramon chip antennas comply with the MBRAI standard for portable communication while maintaining small outlines of 35 mm x 5 mm x 1.2 mm (VJ5301M868MXBSR and VJ5301M915MXBSR) and 15.5 mm x 10.5 mm x 1.2 mm (VJ5601M868MXBSR and VJ5601M915MXBSR). The devices feature 50 ohm unbalanced tuning interfaces and wide operating temperature ranges from - 40 °C to + 85 °C.

The chip antennas released today are optimized for medical telemetry and instrumentation, industrial automation, security and home automation systems, gas and water meters, remote sensing and control, and long-range RFID. In these applications, the devices help to lower costs by eliminating the need for large external wipe antennas.

Manufactured in noble metal electrode technology (NME) with a wet build process, the VJ5301M868MXBSR, VJ5301M915MXBSR, VJ5601M868MXBSR, and VJ5601M915MXBSR offer a high-reliability, ceramic-oxide body construction. The RoHS-compliant chip antennas are halogen-free per IEC 61249-2-21 and designed to be assembled onto a PC board using a standard reflow process.

Samples and production quantities of the new chip antennas are available now, with a lead time of nine weeks for larger orders. Follow chip antennas from Vishay 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

Link to datasheets: (VJ5301M868MXBSR) (VJ5301M915MXBSR) (VJ5601M868MXBSR) (VJ5601M915MXBSR)

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