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Vishay Intertechnology’s New Sulfur-Resistant Thick Film Chip Resistors Feature Ag/Pd Terminations for Conductive Gluing in Automotive and Industrial Applications
AEC-Q200-Qualified Devices Offer Advanced Sulfur Resistance and High-Temperature Operation to +175 °C
MALVERN, Pa. — July 6, 2016 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of sulfur-resistant thick film chip resistors with silver/palladium (Ag/Pd) terminations for conductive gluing. Featuring a robust design for automotive and industrial applications, the AEC-Q200-qualified Vishay Draloric RCA-AP e4 series devices provide advanced sulfur resistance and high operating temperatures to +175 °C.
Featuring a unique flip chip design, the space-saving resistors released today offer a reduced package footprint compared to solderable devices, while delivering low parasitic capacitance and inductance. For high-sulfur environments, the RCA-AP e4 series features a sulfur withstand ability in accordance to ASTM B809-95, tested at an advanced level of 90 °C for 1000 hours. The devices are optimized for hybrid circuit applications in high-temperature environments.
RCA-AP e4 series resistors are available in the 0603 case size and offer power ratings to 0.15 W at +70 °C. The RoHS-compliant, halogen-free devices provide a resistance range from 1 Ω to 10 MΩ with tolerances of ± 1 % and ± 5 %, TCR of ± 100 ppm/K and ± 200 ppm/K, and an operating voltage of 75 V.
Samples and production quantities of the RCA-AP e4 series are available now, with lead times of 10 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.