Vishay Intertechnology Debuts PLT Precision Low-TCR Thin Film Resistors

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) introduced the new PLT series of precision low-TCR thin film resistors. The devices feature a low standard TCR of ± 5 ppm/°C and tolerances down to ± 0.02 % over a wide temperature range of – 55 °C to + 125 °C. With stable film and performance characteristics of 500 ppm at + 70 °C for 10,000 hours, the devices released today are optimized for high-precision applications in industrial, telecommunications, medical imaging, test and measurement, and military and aerospace equipment and instrumentation.

Offered in 0603, 0805, and 1206 case sizes, the PLT series offers a resistance range from 250 ohms to 100k ohms, with non-standard values available. The resistors feature very low noise of < – 30 dB, low voltage coefficients of 0.1 ppm/V, and power ratings from 150 mW to 400 mW at + 70 °C.

The PLT devices feature an anti-corrosion-resistant film with special passivation method (SPM) enhancement. Available with lead (Pb)-free or lead terminations, the resistors are compliant with RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC and flame-resistant in accordance to UL 94 V-0.

Device Specification Table

Case size Power rating Max. working voltage Resistance range
0603 150 mW 75 V 250 & bis 40k ohms
0805 250 mW 100 V 250 & bis 50k ohms
1206 400 mW 200 V 250 & bis 100k ohms

Samples and production quantities of the PLT series are available now, with lead times of six to eight weeks for standard orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery varies by tolerance and case size. Typical pricing for PLt 0.1 % tolerance will be $1.78 per piece in 1000-unit quantities.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, MOSFETs, optoelectronics, and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sensors, and transducers). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. Its product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and “one-stop shop” service have made Vishay a global industry leader.