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Design and Selector Guide for High-Precision Resistors Now Available on Vishay Foil Resistors’ Website
92-Page Brochure Assists Designers in Choosing the Optimal Resistors for Their High-Precision Applications
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — June 27, 2011 — Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors division’s Design and Selector Guide for High-Precision Resistors is now available as a free download at www.vishayfoilresistors.com. The 92-page brochure serves as a comprehensive resource that helps designers to understand the importance of resistors and to select the best device to meet the needs of their high-precision applications.
The Design and Selector Guide includes in-depth technical analyses of the most widely used precision resistor technologies and presents comparative details regarding key performance parameters.   Key parameters explored include TCR, power coefficient of resistance (PCR), thermal stabilization, resistance tolerance, load-life stability, high speed/response time, excess noise, thermal EMF, electrostatic discharge sensitivity (ESDS), and voltage coefficient.
The brochure’s selector guides provide the resistance range, tolerance, TCR, rated power, PCR, and load-life stability of Bulk Metal products in nine resistor categories: surface-mount, through-hole, power/current-sensing,, voltage dividers/resistor networks, hermetically sealed resistors/networks, trimming potentiometers, hybrid chips, custom-designed hermetically sealed networks, and high temperature (> 200⁰ C) resistors for industrial, metrological,  avionics, military, and space devices.
An applications section outlines the benefits of Foil resistors in a wide range of applications. These include high-end audio and industrial applications, high-temperature applications, military and aerospace systems, precision analog circuits, A/D conversion, and industrial process control systems. The brochure concludes with an overview of the Foil Door2Door service for rapid prototyping samples. Vishay Foil Resistors now guarantees a 5 working day delivery on any value from 0.002 Ω to 1 MΩ and any tolerance to 0.005 % for prototype or short-run quantities.
Further information about Vishay Foil Resistors products is available at www.vishayfoilresistors.com.  Follow Vishay Foil Resistors at http://twitter.com/vpgfoil. 
About Vishay Foil Resistors
Vishay Foil Resistors is a division of Vishay Precision Group, producing the most precise and stable type of resistors available. The portfolio comprises products in a variety of resistor configurations and package types to meet the needs of a wide range of applications: discrete resistors and resistor networks in surface mount and through-hole (leaded) configurations; customized chip resistor networks; precision trimming potentiometers; and discrete chips for use in hybrid circuits. The foil resistors and current sensors are used in applications requiring a high degree of precision and stability, such as in medical testing equipment, high performance audio equipment, precision measuring instruments and aerospace and military applications.
About Vishay Precision Group
Vishay Precision Group (VPG) produces sensors based on precision resistive foil technology, and sensor-based systems. It provides vertically integrated products and solutions for multiple growing markets in the areas of stress, force, weight, pressure and current measurements. As a spin-off from Vishay Intertechnology, VPG’s decades-long track record encompasses innovations in foil precision resistors, current sensors, and strain gages, which have served as a foundation for VPG’s more recent expansion into strain gage instrumentation, load cells and transducers, weighing modules and complete systems for process control and on-board weighing. Vishay Precision Group may be found on the Internet at www.vishaypg.com.