Product News: Electronic Components & Devices

SMT Thin Film Chip Resistors come in 0508/0612/1225 case sizes.

Press Release Summary:

Sep 26, 2012 - Featuring reverse geometry wraparound terminals and alumina substrates, L-NS series resistors in 0508, 0612, and 1225 case sizes are built on homogeneous nickel-alloy, moisture-resistant film and combine resistance down to 0.03 or 0.05 Ω with power handling capabilities to 2 W. Sulfur-resistant products offer noise of < -30 db and combine absolute TCR of ±300 ppm/°C with tolerances of 20% from 0.03–0.1 Ω and 5%–1% for values greater than 0.1 Ω.

Original Press Release

Vishay Intertechnology Expands L-NS Series of Surface-Mount Thin Film Chip Resistors with Devices in 0508, 0612, and 1225 Case Sizes

Press release date: Sep 20, 2012

New Resistors Offer High Maximum Power Ratings to 2 W and Ultra-Low Resistance Down to 0.03 Ω

MALVERN, Pa. – Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced that it has extended its L-NS series of low-ohmic-value, surface-mount thin film chip resistors with new devices in the 0508, 0612, and 1225 case sizes. Featuring reverse geometry wraparound terminals and alumina substrates, the new devices combine low resistance down to 0.03 Ω with improved power handling to 2 W.

With their extremely low resistance values and high power capabilities, the new L-NS resistors released today are ideal for hybrid or surface-mount current sensing applications, where they are used to detect and convert a current to a measured output voltage. Typical end products include battery life indicators, overcurrent protection and supervising circuits, current and voltage regulators, linear switch mode power supplies, medical diagnostic equipment, motor speed controls, and overload protection devices.

Built on a homogeneous nickel-alloy, moisture-resistant film, L-NS resistors offer low noise of < - 30 db and combine an absolute TCR of ± 300 ppm/°C with tolerances of 20 % from 0.03 Ω to 0.1 Ω and 5 % to 1 % for values greater than 0.1 Ω. The RoHS-compliant devices are sulfur-resistant (per ASTM B809-95 humid vapor test) and available with solderable lead, lead (Pb)-free, or gold bondable terminations.

With the addition of the reverse geometry wraparound devices, the L-NS series is now available in 13 case sizes ranging from 0505 to 2512.
Device Specification Table
Case size Power rating (mW) Resistance range (Ω)
0505 125 0.05 to 5.0
0508 400 0.03 to 2.0
0603 125 0.10 to 5.0
0612 500 0.05 to 2.5
0705/0805 200 0.10 to 6.0
1005 250 0.15 to 10.0
1020 1000 0.03 to 3.0
1260 330 0.10 to 10.0
1225 2000 0.03 to 2.6
1505 500 0.25 to 10.0
2010 1000 0.17 to 10.0
2512 2000 0.18 to 10.0

Samples and production quantities of the new L-NS resistors are available now, with lead times of eight to 10 weeks. Pricing ranges from $0.25 to $1.00 per piece in 1,000-piece quantities and varies by case size and tolerance. Follow thin film resistors from Vishay at

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, 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