SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

March 28, 2011 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology's New PLTT Precision Low-TCR, High-Temperature Thin Film Resistor Offers TCR of 5 ppm/Deg. C, Tolerance to 0.02 %, and Wide Operating Temperature Range to + 215 Deg. C

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - March 28, 2011) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new precision low-TCR thin film resistor 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 PLTT features a low standard TCR of 5 ppm/°C and tolerances down to 0.02 %.

With stable film and performance characteristics of 500 ppm at + 215 °C for 2000 hours, the resistor released today is 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, high-precision oil and gas exploration, and telecommunications and industrial equipment.

Offered in the 0805 case size, the PLTT resistor offers a resistance range from 250 ohms to 50 kilohms, with non-standard values available. The device features very low noise of less than - 35 dB, low voltage coefficients of 0.1 ppm/V, a power rating of 250 mW, and a 75 V to 200 V working voltage range.

The PLTT features a high-purity ceramic substrate, 10 microinch gold terminations over nickel barrier for high-temperature HMP soldering, and corrosion-resistant special passivation method (SPM) enhancement. The resistor is 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 PLTT resistor are available now, with lead times of 10 to 12 weeks for standard orders. Follow Vishay thin film resistors 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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