SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

November 22, 2010 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Releases New DSCC-Approved, MIL-PRF-32159-Qualified, Zero-Ohm Jumper

Thick Film Chip Resistor Jumper Provides Industrial-Grade (C) or Military-Grade (M) Failure Rates in 13 Case Sizes

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - November 22, 2010) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released a new DSCC-approved, zero-ohm chip resistor that is fully qualified to MIL-PRF-32159 type RCZ. For military, avionics, space, and medical applications, as well as those in harsh environments, the RCWPM Jumper provides established reliability with a military-grade failure rate.

The RCWPM Jumper is offered in all 13 case sizes of the MIL-PRF-32159 specification, and provides extremely low maximum resistance values down to 20 milliohms. The jumper offers designers a wide range of power ratings from 0.035 W to 1.0 W, and current ratings from 1.1 A to 6.3 A.

Featuring a stable thick film resistive element and a 96 % alumina substrate, the RCWPM Jumper offers "B" style terminations with a tin/lead wraparound over nickel barrier. The device's electroplated nickel barrier layer enables high-temperature operation to 150 deg. C.

The jumper is 100 % Group A screened per MIL-PRF-32159, and is halogen-free according to the IEC 61249-2-21 definition.

Samples and production quantities of the RCWPM Jumper are available now, with a lead time of seven weeks for larger orders. Follow Vishay products for military and aerospace applications 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 datasheet: (RCWPM Jumper, Military M32159)

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