SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

September 19, 2013 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Introduces New Precision Thin Film Chip Resistor Laboratory Sample Kits

Prototyping Aids Provide Every Fourth Value of E-96 Series in MCS 0402 and MCT 0603 Packages

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwired - Sep 19, 2013) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that the company is now offering laboratory sample kits of certain precision thin film chip resistors. The MCS 0402 (LCS 96/4) and MCT 0603 (LCT 96/4) kits aid engineers in prototyping and speed time to market in a wide range of electronic systems.

The two new Vishay Beyschlag sample kits released today offer roughly 100 of the most popular resistance values in the MCS 0402 and MCT 0603 packages, respectively, with 0.1 % tolerance and temperature coefficient of +/- 25 ppm/K. The MCS 0402 (LCS 96/4) kit offers 40 resistors for every fourth value of the E-96 series, with a resistance range from 47 ohms to 221 kilohms. The MCT 0603 (LCT 96/4) offers 20 resistors for every fourth value, with a wide resistance range of 47 ohms to 511 kilohms.

The resistors are enclosed in cardboard tape on clearly labeled six-ring A5 binder pages, sorted in ascending order of resistance value. The MCS 0402 (LCS 96/4) and MCT 0603 (LCT 96/4) supply a total of 3,600 and 1,960 resistors, respectively, giving engineers the freedom to experiment until they've found the perfect fit for their designs.

Built on advanced thin film technology, Vishay's precision chip resistors deliver accurate and stable performance for precision amplifiers in industrial electronics, sensors and scales, telecommunication base stations, and medical equipment. Typical applications include engine control units, gearbox controls, and safety and power supply systems; and battery management, measurement control, and steering technology. 

The devices included in the sample kits are RoHS-compliant, approved according to EN 140401-801, and offer lead (Pb)-free solder terminations.

The sample kits are available now, with typical lead times of three weeks.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 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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Links to datasheets: (Laboratory Sample Kit, MCS 0402-25 0.1 %) (Laboratory Sample Kit, MCT 0603-25 0.1 %)

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