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MELF Resistors
High-performance thin film cylindrical SMD resistors offer excellent reliability, superior surge stability, and precision - optimum performance for the given mounting space
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Portfolio Overview
  • Broad offering of cylindrical case sizes (0102, 0204, and 0207), power ratings from 0.25 W to 1.0 W, and resistance values from 0.1 Ω to 15 MΩ
  • Operating temperatures up to +175 °C (MMA 0204 HT)
  • Tight tolerances down to ± 0.02 % and accurate temperature coefficients down to ± 5 ppm/K
  • Specified load-life stability as low as 0.02 %
  • Automotive Grade products, AEC-Q200 qualified
  • Military (MMx VG03), aerospace, and space-qualified products (MS1 and ESCC) available
Key Features and Benefits
  • Combining best possible resistor performance in one package, such as surge robustness, high reliability, load life stability, and high pulse load capability, as well as tight tolerances and very low temperature coefficients
  • Large portfolio offers the optimum solution for any application requirement.
  • Professional, Precision, and Ultra-Precision series available
  • High reliability, long lifetime, and superior load-life stability
  • Compliance with various automotive, military, and space standards (AEC-Q200, CECC, ESCC)
  • Operation under harsh environmental conditions, especially humidity and temperature cycling
  • Carbon film types for extremely high pulse load capability (CMA 0204, CMB 0207)
  • High-voltage thin film types (MMx, HV, available May 2015)
  • Moisture- and sulfur-resistant
  • Green product: halogen-free and RoHS-compliant, without exemptions
Market Position
  • Largest supplier of resistor technologies and thin film resistors in the market
  • Leading source of high-performance thin film resistor solutions and custom solutions for automotive, avionics, space and other applications where high temperatures, harsh operating conditions, and high reliability are key factors
  • Established supplier with extensive history in design and production; leading global brands: Draloric, Beyschlag Sfernice, Dale
  • The inventor of the MELF resistor
  • Industrial electronics: controllers, motor drives, mains installations, energy meters, and inverters for alternative energy systems
  • Automotive: ECU, ABS, traction, dashboard, electronic gearboxes, and lighting
  • Measurement: transducers, calibrating equipment, and precision scales
  • Medical applications: X-ray equipment, monitoring systems, re-animation, and dialysis
  • Electronics in utility vehicles operating in harsh environments

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