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Thin Film Chip Resistors offer max power ratings to 2 W.

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Thin Film Chip Resistors offer max power ratings to 2 W.

Sep 24, 2012 - Available in 13 case sizes from 0505 to 2512, L-NS Series offers resistance values down to 0.03 Ω, making devices suitable for hybrid or surface-mount current sensing applications where they detect and convert current to measured output voltage. Units feature reverse geometry wraparound terminals and alumina substrate for power handling to 2 W. Built on homogeneous nickel-alloy, moisture-resistant film, RoHS-compliant resistors offer low noise of < -30 db and absolute TCR of ±300 ppm/ºC.

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Vishay Adds to L-NS Surface-Mount Thin Film Chip Resistors ......

Press release date: Sep 21, 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/ºC 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 0505 0508 0603 0612 0705/0805 1005 1020 1206 1225 1505 2010 2512
Power rating (mW) 125 400 125 500 200 250 1000 330 2000 500 1000 2000
Resistance range (Ω) 0.05 to 5.0 0.03 to 2.0 0.10 to 5.0 0.05 to 2.5 0.10 to 6.0 0.15 to 10.0 0.03 to 3.0 0.10 to 10.0 0.03 to 2.6 0.25 to 10.0 0.17 to 10.0 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