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VPG and Whistler Technology to Team Up at Electronics Design Show 2014
MALVERN, Pa. — Oct. 06, 2014 — Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) will be co-exhibiting with Whistler Technology Ltd., a premier distributor to the electronic components industry, at the Electronics Design Show 2014, taking place Oct. 22-23 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. At the event, VFR will be showcasing its new Bulk Metal® Foil RTD Simulator resistor and solutions for high--temperature and current sense applications, while Whistler Technology will unveil its 4MRP.com website, which will soon be going live to provide a comprehensive online resource of electronic components for engineers and purchasing professionals.
In its second year, the Electronics Design Show offers a conference, practical workshops, and an exhibition of cutting-edge technologies to provide UK electronic engineers with all aspects of electronic design under one roof. On display in booth H55 will be VFR's new Bulk Metal Foil RTD Simulator resistor with built-in climate control. Designed to simulate resistance temperature detector (RTD) PT-100 and PT-1000 outputs for the checkout and calibration of all RTD instruments in the field, shop, or control room, the device features low TCR of ±1 ppm/°C typical from -55°C to +125°C, +25°C ref.
Current sensing and high-temperature solutions from VFR at the Electronics Design Show will include the CSM3637P ultra-high-precision, surface-mount, four-terminal current sense resistor, and the Z Series of ultra-high-precision Bulk Metal Z-Foil through-hole commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) resistors. Offering the utmost in ESD immunity, VFR's foil resistors withstand ESD to at least 25 kV for increased reliability, and offer a non-inductive (< 0.08 μH), non-capacitive design. Bulk Metal® Foil technology provides a significant reduction of the resistive component’s sensitivity to ambient temperature variation (TCR) and to the “self-heating” effect caused by changing loads. This allows designers to guarantee a high degree of stability and accuracy in fixed-resistor applications. In addition, the resistors' design results in a very low thermal EMF of 0.05 μV/°C typical, which is critical in precision current sense applications.
Visitors to the joint booth will also see how Whistler Technology's 4MRP.com allows them to easily search the distributor's inventory of over 350,000 SKUs — worth over $3 billion — from more than 350 leading manufacturers, all available for immediate shipment. Whistler Technology's comprehensive product line-up includes active, passive, interconnect, and electromechanical components, all with full traceability. Inventory on 4MRP.com is updated on a daily basis, and all datasheets are accessible on the site.
Further information about Vishay Foil Resistors products is available at www.vishayfoilresistors.com. Follow Vishay Foil Resistors at http://twitter.com/foilresistor.
More information about Whistler Technology can be found at http://www.whistler.technology.
 
About Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG)
VPG is an internationally recognized designer, manufacturer and marketer of: components based on its resistive foil technology; sensors; and sensor-based systems specializing in the growing markets of stress, force, weight, pressure, and current measurements. VPG is a market leader of Foil Technology Products, providing ongoing technology innovations in precision foil resistors and foil strain gages, which are the foundation of the company’s Force Sensors Products and its Weighing and Control Systems. The product portfolio consists of a variety of well-established brand names recognized for precision and quality in the marketplace. To learn more, visit VPG at www.vpgsensors.com.
About VPG Foil Resistors
VPG Foil Resistors produces the most precise and stable resistors available. Distinguished by the premier brands Vishay Foil Resistors, Powertron, and Alpha Electronics, the VPG Foil Resistors portfolio includes discrete resistors and resistor networks in surface mount and through-hole (fixed-lead) configurations; customized chip resistor networks; precision trimming potentiometers; and discrete chips for use in hybrid circuits. These devices are used in applications requiring a high degree of precision and stability, such as in medical testing equipment, semiconductor equipment, precision measuring instruments, aerospace, and military applications. To learn more, visit www.vishayfoilresistors.com.
Bulk Metal is a registered trademark of Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG)