SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

June 20, 2011 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology's PLTT Precision Low-TCR, High-Temperature Thin Film Resistor Enhanced With Extended Resistance Range From 250 Ohms to 3 Megohms and New 1206, 2010, and 2512 Case Sizes

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 2011) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that its PLTT precision low-TCR, high-temperature thin film resistor is now offered in the 0805, 1206, 2010, and 2512 case sizes and features an expanded resistance range from 250 ohms to 3 megohms, with non-standard values available.

The PLTT resistor's wide operating temperature range of - 55 °C to + 215 °C provides nearly a 100 °C extension over traditional thin film chip resistors. The device features a low standard TCR of 5 ppm/°C, tolerances down to 0.02 %, very low noise of less than - 35 dB, and low voltage coefficients of 0.1 ppm/V. The PLTT offers a power rating from 250 mW to 1000 mW and operates over a 100 V to 200 V working voltage range.

With stable film and performance characteristics of 500 ppm at + 215 °C for 2000 hours, the resistor 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.

The PLTT features a high-purity ceramic substrate, 10 to 20 microinch gold terminations over a 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 enhanced 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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