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Vishay Intertechnology WSK1216 Power Metal Strip® Resistor Delivers High Power Density and Increased Measurement Accuracy
Featuring a 4-Terminal Connection, Device Offers Power to 3 W and Resistance of 0.001 Ω in 1216 Case Size
MALVERN, Pa. — Nov. 18, 2016 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced a new surface-mount Power Metal Strip® current sense resistor that provides a high power rating of 3 W in the compact 1216 case size. The Vishay Dale WSK1216 features a Kelvin 4-terminal connection for increased measurement accuracy, while its extremely low resistance of 0.001 Ω minimizes power losses to improve end product efficiency.
Providing a power density of 260 W/in2, the WSK1216 allows designers to save board space in high-power circuits by utilizing the smallest resistor possible. The device’s 4-terminal connection enables higher accuracy and a reduction in system errors compared to a 2-terminal device due to decreased temperature dependency.
The WSK1216’s advanced construction incorporates a solid metal manganese-copper alloy resistive element with low TCR (< 20 ppm/°C) and tolerances down to 1%. This results in a higher-power resistor in a smaller size that maintains the superior electrical characteristics of the Power Metal Strip construction. A proprietary processing technique produces a resistance value of 0.001 Ω. The device provides low thermal EMF (< 3 µV/°C), very low inductance down to 0.5 nH, a temperature range from -65 °C to +170 °C, and a maximum solder temperature up to 350 °C for 30 s.
The resistor released today is ideal for all types of current sensing, voltage division, and high pulse load applications in power management for automotive electronic controls such as engine, transmission, anti-lock brake, intelligent parking brake, audio, and climate controls; and inverter controls for down-hole test and measurement equipment and commercial HVAC systems. The device is RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green.
Samples and production quantities of the WSK1216 are available now, with a lead time of six to eight weeks for larger orders.
Vishay manufactures one of the world’s largest portfolios of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components that
are essential to innovative designs in the automotive, industrial, computing, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace,
and medical markets. Serving customers worldwide, Vishay is The DNA of tech.TM Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. is a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH). More on Vishay at www.vishay.com.