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Vishay Extends High-Current Leaded Inductor Family with New Devices Featuring Inductance from 1 Microhenry to 100 Millihenries, DCR from 7 Milliohms to 76 Ohms


IHD Inductors

Products mentioned:

IHD-2
IHD-4
For more information:
Media contact -  Andrew Post, Sr. Manager, Global Communications
Phone:  1.610.251.5287 
Fax:  1.610.889.9429 
E-mail:  andrew.post@vishay.com

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — May 24, 2005 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) has extended its range of high-current filter inductors with the launch of new devices aimed at cost-sensitive applications in the lighting, audio, and domestic appliance sectors.

The Vishay Dale IHD-2 and IHD-4 inductors are axial-leaded for through-hole PCB mounting, and are available in standard inductance values ranging from 1 μH to 100 mH, with tolerance of 15 % across the range. The use of a high-saturation bobbin in the construction of these devices enables DCR to be kept low, ranging from 7 mΩ to 76 Ω, depending on inductance. Saturation current is up to 8.2 A.

These new inductors are designed for use in applications as diverse as RFI suppression, SCR and triac controls, filters, and audio speaker crossover networks. The IHD-2 and IHD-4 inductors have UL-type VW-1 polyolefin tubing, providing flame-retardant insulation and protection of the copper coil.

Operating temperature range for the IHD-2 and IHD-4 devices is −55 C to 85 C. All of the inductors are lead (Pb)-free and compatible with tin/lead (Sn/Pb) and lead (Pb)-free soldering processes, allowing use by all assemblers transitioning to lead (Pb)-free processes. In addition, all devices comply with EU directives on vehicle end of life, including 2000/53/EC End of Vehicle Life Directive (ELV) and 2000/53/EC Annex II to End of Vehicle Life Directive (ELV II). All devices also meet 2002/95/EC Restriction of the use of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) and 2002/96/EC Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE).

Samples and production quantities are available now. Lead time for production quantities is eight to ten weeks.

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.

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For more information:
Media contact -  Andrew Post, Sr. Manager, Global Communications
Phone:  1.610.251.5287 
Fax:  1.610.889.9429 
E-mail:  andrew.post@vishay.com