Product News: Electronic Components & Devices

SMT Thin Film Chip Resistors are built on AlN substrates.

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SMT Thin Film Chip Resistors are built on AlN substrates.

Aug 04, 2014 - Respectively offering 2 and 6 W power ratings in 1206 and 2512 case sizes, PCAN series provides ±25 ppm/°C TCR and laser-trimmed tolerances down to ±0.1% over -55 to +150°C range. Size of backside terminations on substrates reduce thermal resistance between topside resistor layer and solder joint on end-user's circuit assembly, increasing power handling capability. Resistance ranges from 30–175 Ω, noise is <-30 dB, voltage coefficients are 0.1 ppm/V, and voltage ratings range from 75–200 V.

Original Press Release

Compact New Vishay Intertechnology Surface-Mount Precision Thin Film Chip Resistors, Built on Aluminum Nitride Substrates, Deliver Power Ratings up to 6 W

Press release date: Jul 31, 2014

MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of high-power, surface-mount precision thin film chip resistors. Built on aluminum nitride substrates,  PCAN series devices offer power ratings of 2 W and 6 W in compact 1206 and 2512 case sizes, respectively.

The aluminum nitride substrates of the Vishay Dale Thin Film resistors released today feature enlarged backside terminations to reduce the thermal resistance between the topside resistor layer and the solder joint on the end user's circuit assembly. As a result, the devices provide four times the power handling capability of commercial chip resistors, making them ideal for use in power supplies for industrial, telecommunications, test and measurement, medical, and military and aerospace equipment and instrumentation.

PCAN series resistors combine their high power ratings with a low TCR of ± 25 ppm/°C and laser-trimmed tolerances down to ± 0.1 % over a wide temperature range of -55 °C to +150 °C. The devices are offered with a wide range of resistance values from 30 Ω to 175 Ω, and they offer low noise of < -30 dB, low voltage coefficients of 0.1 ppm/V, and voltage ratings from 75 V to 200 V. Flame-resistant in accordance with UL 94 V-0, the resistors' wraparound terminations are lead (Pb)-free and RoHS-compliant, with lead (Pb)-bearing, wire-bondable gold, and epoxy-bondable (glueable) gold terminations available.

Samples and production quantities of the PCAN series devices are available now, with lead times of eight weeks for large orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery starts at $0.75 per piece in 1,000-piece quantities and varies by case size, TCR, and tolerance.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay's product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at