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Vishay WSL Power Metal Strip® Chip Resistors: Extended Range to 10 kOhms with 15 ppm/°C TCR (Patent Pending)
1506, 2010, and 2512 Package Sizes Save Board Space in Smaller, Lighter End Products
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA - May 29, 2003 - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) has announced three additions to the WSL series of surface-mount Power Metal Strip® resistors.
With very low TCR values of just 15 ppm/°C and high power ratings of 0.25 W, 0.5 W, and 1.0 W, respectively, in compact 1506, 2010, and 2512 case sizes, the new, patent-pending, extended-range flip chip WSL resistors from Vishay maintain the superior electrical characteristics of the Power Metal Strip construction while occupying a smaller mounting area on the printed circuit board. The new devices also provide good overload capability using the PC board as a cooling device and long-term stability through a broad range of environmental conditions, thereby enabling design of smaller, lighter, and longer-lasting end products.
The WSL1506E, WSL2010E, and WSL2512E feature good pulse-handling capability and a very broad resistance range of 0.5 Ω to 10,000 Ω, with standard tolerances of ±1.0% and ±0.5%. All three resistors also provide low-noise operation of <0.01 μ V(rms)/V, a voltage coefficient of <0.00001%/V (<0/>.1 ppm/V), and very low inductance of <0.08 μ H. They are specified for a category temperature range of -55° to +150°.
WSL-E Power Metal Strip Resistors: Summary Table
|Model||Package||Power Rating P70° (W)||Limiting Element Voltage (V @ Max.)||TCR (ppm/C°)||Tolerance (%)||Resistance Range (Ω)|
|WSL1506E||1506||0.25||63||15||0.5/1.0||0R5 - 10K|
|WSL2010E||2010||0.5||100||15||0.5/1.0||0R5 - 10K|
|WSL2512E||2512||1.0||100||15||0.5/1.0||0R5 - 10K|
Based on Vishay's proprietary, fillet-less flip chip technology, the compact flip chip resistors are designed to provide a space-saving alternative to low-power leaded, wirewound resistors in current-sensing applications in telecommunications, industrial instrumentation, consumer electronics, and computing systems.
Provided in 8-mm (WSL1506E) and 12-mm (WSL2010E, WSL2512E.) tape-and-reel form, samples and production quantities of the new WSL extended-range resistors are available now, with a lead time of 10 weeks for larger orders.
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.
Power Metal Strip is a registered trademark of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.