SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

October 07, 2010 11:00 ET

Vishay's MIL-PRF-55342-Qualified Thin Film SMD Resistor Chips Now Offer 'T' Reliability Level for Space Applications

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - October 7, 2010) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it has extended its E/H MIL-PRF-55342-qualified Thin Film surface-mount resistor chips in the 0505, 1005, 1505, 0705, 1206, and 1010 case sizes to offer a "T" reliability level for space applications. Qualification on larger cases sizes is pending.

The enhanced resistors' established reliability is assured through 100 % screening and extensive environmental testing that includes 100 % group A, power conditioning, and Group B lot testing, through which the devices have been rated and approved for a "T" reliability level.

The Mil-PRF-55342 Thin Film resistors were verified in qualification for the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM E-595) standard test method for total mass loss (TML) and collected volatile condensable materials (CVCM) from outgassing in a vacuum environment for space-level requirements. In addition, the resistors undergo a burn-in period prior to shipment.

Intended for high-reliability military and aerospace applications with stringent performance requirements, the resistors' all-sputtered wraparound terminations ensure excellent adhesion and dimensional uniformity. The Mil-PRF-55342 Thin Film devices feature a passivated Nichrome resistive element, while their high-purity alumina substrate allows for high power ratings to 500 mW.

In addition to very low noise of less than - 25 dB and a low voltage coefficient of less than 0.1 ppm/V, the resistors offer an absolute TCR down to 25 ppm/deg. C, tolerances down to 0.1 %, and a resistance range from 10 ohms to 1.69 megohms depending on case size and characteristics. The Mil-PRF-55342 Thin Film devices provide a shelf-life stability of 0.01 % and operate over a temperature range of - 55 to + 125 deg. C.

Offered in waffle pack or tape-and-reel packaging, production quantities of the new devices are available now, with lead times of 16 to 20 weeks. Follow Vishay products for military-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: (E/H T-Level, Military M/D55342)

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