SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

December 08, 2011 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Introduces New Dual-in-Line Thin Film Resistor Networks Offering High-Temperature Operation to + 215 Deg. C and Ratio Tolerances to 0.05 %

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - Dec 8, 2011) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of dual-in-line thin film resistor networks offering a wide operating temperature range of - 55 °C to + 215 °C. Providing nearly a 100 °C extension in operating temperature range over traditional thin film chip resistors, the HTRN series features low absolute TCR of 25 ppm/ºC, TCR tracking of 5 ppm/ºC, and tight ratio tolerances to 0.05 %.

Featuring a rugged, molded 50 mil pitch construction with no internal solder, the HTRN series of resistor networks offers four isolated resistors with a wide resistance range of 1 to 100 kilohms per resistor, with divider ratios from 2:1 to 100:1. The devices feature very low noise of less than - 35 dB, low voltage coefficients of 0.1 ppm/V, and a power rating of 100 mW per element (400 mW per package).

With stable film and performance characteristics of 500 ppm with 25 % rated power at + 215 °C for 2,000 hours, the resistors released today are optimized for the low-noise, single-signal processing required to compensate for low offset and temperature drift in high-temperature environments, including down-hole applications, automotive under-the-hood applications, high-precision oil and gas exploration, aerospace engine control, and telecommunications and industrial equipment.

Offering a low 1.73 mm maximum seated height, HTRN devices feature a high-purity ceramic substrate and 10 to 20 micro-inch gold terminations for high-temperature HMP soldering. The resistor networks are compliant with RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC, halogen-free according to the IEC 61249-2-21 definition, and flame-resistant in accordance to UL 94 V-0.

Samples and production quantities of the HTRN resistor networks are available now, with lead times of eight to 10 weeks for standard orders. Follow thin film resistor networks 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

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