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MALVERN, Pa. — Nov. 10, 2015 — To meet the growing demand for precise, stable, and reliable resistors that can operate in harsh environments, VPG Foil Resistors announced today that its Vishay Foil Resistors (VFR) brand has introduced a new series of ultra-high-precision Z1 Foil Technology wraparound surface-mount chip resistors designed for high-temperature applications to +225 °C. Featuring gold-plated terminals for design flexibility, FRSG Series devices offer low TCR of ±2.5 ppm/°C maximum from -55 °C to +200 °C, +25 °C ref.; tight tolerances to ±0.01%; and load-life stability to ±0.1% after 2,000 hours of working power at 200 °C.
“Built on Z1 Foil Technology, FRSG Series devices are able to extend the advanced performance features of Bulk Metal® resistors — including tight tolerances and excellent load-life stability — to high-temperature environments, without sacrificing their low TCR,” said Jacky Acoca, VFR Director of Sales and Marketing. “In addition, the devices’ gold-plated terminals support a wide range of mounting methods used throughout the industry, providing designers with the flexibility to meet the needs of their specific applications.”
Optimized for down-hole drilling, oil and gas exploration, and avionics, military, and space (AMS) applications, the resistors released today offer a resistance range from 10 Ω to 125 kΩ, with any conceivable ohmic value within this range — to six digits — available with no additional cost or lead time effect. Available in six case sizes from 0603 to 2512, the devices provide working power to 750 mW at +70 °C and 300 mW at +200 °C.
The resistors feature a rise time of 1 ns with effectively no ringing, a thermal stabilization time of < 1 s (within 10 ppm of steady state value), current noise of ≤0.010 μVrms/V of applied voltage (< -40 dB), and a voltage coefficient of < 0.1 ppm/V. Offering the utmost in ESD immunity, the RoHS-compliant devices withstand electrostatic discharges of at least 25 kV for increased reliability, and offer a non-inductive (< 0.08 μH), non-capacitive design.
Rapid prototype samples are available on request. Production quantities are available in as little as 10 weeks.
About Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: 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).