SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

August 30, 2010 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Releases New Series of Micro-Chip NTC Thermistors With Small 1.6-mm Body Sensing Diameter, Fast Response Time Down to 0.7 s or Less, and Temperature Accuracy of 0.5 Deg. C From 25 to 85 Deg. C

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - August 30, 2010) -  Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the release of a new series of micro-chip negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistors with a very small maximum body sensing diameter of 1.6 mm and fast response times of ≤ 3 s in air and ≤ 0.7 s in oil. The NTCLE305E4xxxSB devices provide precise measurements over a wide temperature range, with accuracy of 0.5 deg. C from 25 to 85 deg. C and 1.0 deg. C between - 40 and + 125 deg. C.

The three thermistors released today offer designers a choice of electrical resistance values at + 25 deg. C to meet the self-heating, voltage output, or noise suppression needs of their applications. The NTCLE305E4202SB, NTCLE305E4502SB, and NTCLE305E4103SB feature R25 of 2060, 5,000, and 10,000 ohms, respectively, with other values available on request.

AEC-Q200-qualified with exceptionally high thermal shock resistance up to 2,000 cycles, the thermistors are intended for temperature sensing circuits in automotive temperature probes and control units, and in industrial boilers, battery packs, and fire detectors.

The NTCLE305E4xxxSB devices consist of a micro NTC chip with two insulated solid silver-plated nickel wires that are coated with an ochre-colored epoxy lacquer. The thermistors' flexible leads allow for easy mounting and assembly. The devices are compliant to RoHS directive 2002/95/EC, in accordance to WEEE 2002/96/EC, and fulfill ELV 2000/53/EC.

Samples and production quantities of the new NTC thermistors are available now, with lead times of 10 weeks for larger orders. Follow Vishay thermistors at http://twitter.com/vishayindust.

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 www.vishay.com.

Link to datasheet: http://www.vishay.com/doc?29076 (NTCLE305E4... SB)
Link to product photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vishay/4932311159/