SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

March 10, 2011 11:00 ET

Vishay Releases New Series of Mini Lug NTC Thermistors With Industry's Smallest Lug Mounting Space of 65 sq. mm

NTCALUG03 Series Features Shortest Response Time of Less Than 4 Seconds for Accurate Surface Temperature Measurement

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - March 10, 2011) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the release of a new series of Mini Lug negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistors with the industry's smallest mounting space of 65 sq. mm / 0.1 sq. in and shortest response time of less than 4 s to provide fast and accurate measurements over a wide temperature range from - 40 °C to + 125 °C.

In addition to their small diameter, the NTCALUG03 thermistors feature a tiny 5.5 mm ring tongue that can be mounted with M2 screws or American studs #1 to 2. These small dimensions, when combined with the devices' silver-plated nickel conductor, result in a low thermal gradient of less than 5 % of dT for accurate surface-temperature measurement in space-limited applications. The devices are optimized for housing, heat-sink, power electronics, and pipe and conductor thermal management in test and measurement equipment, appliances, and industrial equipment.

The thermistors released today offer designers a choice of electrical resistance values at + 25 °C (R25) to meet the self-heating, voltage output, or noise suppression needs of their applications. The NTCALUG03 devices feature R25 of 10, 12, or 47 kilohms, with tolerances of 2 % and 3 %. The thermistors are available with an optional 1.5 mm pitch ZHR-2 connector, and they offer customizable lead lengths and screw sizes, such as M3 / American stud #3 to 4. The NTCALUG03 series is compliant to RoHS directive 2002/95/EC.

Samples and production quantities of the new NTC thermistors are available now, with lead times of 12 weeks for larger orders. Follow Vishay thermistors 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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