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Vishay’s New Power Metal Strip« Resistors in 3921 and 5931 Case Sizes Feature High Power Ratings From 5 W to 10 W and Extremely Low Resistance Values Down to 0.0003Ω
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — Nov. 15, 2010 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced two new surface-mount Power Metal Strip« resistors in the 3921 and 5931 case sizes that combine high power ratings from 5 W to 10 W with extremely low resistance values down to 0.0003Ω.
The advanced construction of the WSLP3921 and WSLP5931 resistors incorporates a solid metal nickel-chrome or manganese-copper alloy resistive element with low TCR (< 20 PPM/░C) and specially selected and stabilized material. This results in a high-power resistor with an operating temperature range of − 65 ░C to + 170 ░C, while maintaining the superior electrical characteristics of the Power Metal Strip construction.
The new devices allow for the design of high-power circuits featuring the smallest possible resistor for higher-performance end products. Furthermore, the resistors’ high-temperature capability allows the use of the WSLP3921 and WSLP5931 in harsh, high-temperature environments without sacrificing power rating or electrical performance.
The resistors are ideal for all types of current sensing, voltage division, and pulse applications, including switching and linear power supplies, instruments, and power amplifiers in automotive electronic controls such as engine, anti-lock brakes, and climate controls; industrial controls, including down-hole test/measurement equipment for oil/gas well drilling; and inverter controls for HVAC systems.
The WSLP3921 resistor measures 0.394 in. by 0.205 in. [10.0 mm by 5.2 mm] with a maximum height profile of 0.020 in. [0.5 mm], while the WSLP5931 measures 0.591 in. by 0.305 in. [15.0 mm by 7.75 mm] with a height profile of 0.020 in. [0.5 mm]. A proprietary processing technique produces extremely low resistance values ranging from 0.0003Ω to 0.004Ω, with tight tolerances of 1.0 % and 5.0 %.
Like all Power Metal Strip resistors, the devices released today feature an all-welded construction that contributes to their superior electrical performance. The WSLP3921 and WSLP5931 provide very low inductance of 0.5ηH to 5ηH and low thermal EMF (<3ÁV/░C).
New WSLP Power Metal Strip Resistors: Summary Table
|Part #||Power rating (W)||Tolerance (%)||Resistance values (mΩ)|
|WSLP3921||5||1.0, 5.0||2, 3, 4|
|WSLP3921||9||1.0, 5.0||0.5, 1|
|WSLP5931||7||1.0, 5.0||1, 2, 3|
|WSLP5931||10||1.0, 5.0||0.3, 0.5|
Samples and production quantities of the new resistors are available now, with a lead time of six to eight 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.