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Vishay Intertechnology’s New Long Side Termination Thick Film Chip Resistors Feature Power Dissipation to 1.0 W and High Temperature Cycle Withstand Ability

RCL e3 Series Offers Tolerances of 1 % and 5 % and TCR of 100 ppm/K and 200 ppm/K in 0612 and 1218 Case Sizes


RCL0612 e3 RCL1218 e3 RCL e3

Products mentioned:

RCL0612 e3
RCL1218 e3
RCL e3
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MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — Sept. 8, 2010 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (VSH: NYSE) today released a new series of long side termination thick film chip resistors with high power ratings to 1.0 W and high temperature cycle withstand ability in 0612 and 1218 case sizes.

Qualified to AEC-Q200 Rev. C, the RCL0612 e3 and RCL1218 e3 feature wide terminals that enable high power dissipation. Their small case sizes save space on densely packed PCBs and allow a higher number of temperature cycles, thus improving solder-joint reliability for automotive electronic circuits and general purpose applications.

The RCL e3 series features tolerances of 1 % and 5 %, TCR of 100 ppm/K and
200 ppm/K and a resistance range from 1 Ω to 2.2 MΩ. The resistors offer a protective overglaze and pure tin solder contacts on a Ni barrier layer for compatibility with lead (Pb)-free and lead-containing soldering processes. The devices are compliant to RoHS directive 2002/95/EC and halogen-free according to the IEC 61249-2-21 definition.

Device Specification Table:

Type Resistance range Resistance tolerance TCR Rated dissipation Operating voltage
RCL0612 e3 1 Ω - 1 MΩ 1 % 100 pep/K 0.5 W 75 V
5 % 200 ppm/K
RCL1218 e3 1 Ω − 2.2 MΩ 1 % 100 ppm/K 1.0 W 200 V
5 % 200 ppm/K

Samples and production quantities of the new resistors are available now, with lead times of 6 to 8 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.

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For more information:
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