SMT Resistor has 1 W rating and comes in 1206 package.

Press Release Summary:

Model WSLP1206 Power Metal Strip® resistor features all-welded construction with solid metal nickel-chrome or manganese-copper alloy resistive element. This 1 W current sensing resistor has 2-50 mW resistance range and offers inductance values from 0.5-5 nH. Built to conserve circuit board space, product offers frequency response to 50 MHz, thermal EMF under 3 V/°C, and performance up to 170°C.

Original Press Release:

Vishays New WSLP1206 1-W Surface-Mount Power Metal Strip® Resistor is Industrys First in 1206 Package Size

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA August 23, 2006 Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced a new surface-mount Power Metal Strip® resistor that is the industrys first 1-W current sensing resistor in the very small 1206 package size. The WSLP1206 resistor features a very low 2-mW to 50-mW resistance value range, and high-temperature performance up to 170°C.

The small size of the WSLP1206 resistor allows it to replace larger current sensing resistors, saving space on the circuit board that in turn will create smaller and lighter products for the consumer. It is intended for current sensing and pulse applications in dc-to-dc converters for computers, VRMs for laptops, and Li-Ion battery safety and management; and electronic automotive systems, including engine controls, multi-media electronics, climate controls, and anti-lock brakes.

Manufactured using proprietary techniques that result in extremely high power and low resistance values, the WSLP1206 features all-welded construction with a solid metal nickel-chrome or manganese-copper alloy resistive element. The resistor offers very low inductance values from 0.5 nH to 5 nH, an excellent frequency response to 50 MHz, and low thermal EMF of less than 3V/°C.

Samples and production quantities of the new resistor are available now, with a lead time of four to six weeks for larger orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery in 100,000-piece quantities starts at $0.25 per piece.

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, transistors, and optoelectronics and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sensors, and transducers). Vishay's components can be found in products manufactured in a very broad range of industries worldwide. Vishay is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, and has operations in 17 countries employing more than 27,000 people. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

Power Metal Strip is a registered trademark of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.


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