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This BCcomponents product press release (excluding the datasheet links and paragraph on Vishay) originally appeared on the former BCcomponents Web site.
Thin film flat chip resistor family grows to cover virtually every application
November 21, 2000 — BCcomponents' family of thin film flat chip resistors now covers virtually every design requirement, offering a broad range of high quality components with high-stability, high precision and long life.
Customers can now source thin film flat chip resistors for applications ranging from measure and control to network infrastructure from just one supplier. For some companies covering all these applications, this would entail dealing with up to four different suppliers, resulting in additional cost and significantly greater complexity in supply logistics.
The range includes fixed flat chip resistors (professional, precision, high and low ohmic and high frequency), as well as trimmable flat chip resistors. Current trends, where functional adjustment of the total circuit is necessary, increasingly favour trimmable flat chip resistors (available in 3 sizes 0603/0805/1206) which are designed for laser trimming. Target applications include electronic sensors, oscillators or electronic circuits that have to be trimmed to certain functional parameters after PCB assembly.
The company's CECC approved series of professional thin film flat chip resistors are the perfect choice for all fields of modern electronics where reliability and stability (specified up to 225,000 hours) are the major concerns. Typical applications include telecommunication; automotive, for example ABS and engine control units; and industrial electronics applications, such as measuring control.
BCcomponents offers precision thin film flat chip resistors (available down to TC of 10 ppm/K) which combine the proven reliability of the professional products with an advanced level of precision. These cover applications in the fields of test and measuring equipment, together with industrial and medical electronics. Battery driven applications, particularly low consumption CMOS circuitry, are covered by the company's unique high ohmic flat chip resistors (up to 130 Mohm), which best suit applications demanding high resistance, high reliability and high stability.
On the other side of the ohmic scale, the company's low ohmic products are ideal for use where low resistance, paired with high stability and high reliability, are required. Applications include current sensors and shunts in power supplies, battery chargers and computer applications.
RF applications are covered by BCcomponents' thin film flat chip resistor product family, ideal for high frequency circuit designs (above 10 GHz) where the impedance change due to parasitic inductance or regular and professional resistors cannot be accepted.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 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.