Devices Feature Power to 1.5 W in Eight Compact Case Sizes for Automotive and Industrial Applications

MALVERN, Pa. — Oct. 4, 2017 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of thick film chip resistors for automotive and industrial applications. Vishay Draloric RCA-HP e3 series devices combine advanced sulfur resistance, excellent pulse load performance, and high power ratings in a single device.

For high sulfur environments, the AEC-Q200 qualified resistors released today feature a construction that provides a sulfur withstand ability in accordance with ASTM B809‑95, tested at an advanced level of 90 °C for 1,000 hours. The robust devices withstand high and repetitive pulses and provide power ratings to 1.5 W.

RCA-HP e3 series resistors are available in eight case sizes ranging from 0402 to 2512. The devices offer a resistance range from 1 Ω up to 1 MΩ with tolerances of ± 1 % and ± 5 %, TCR of ± 100 ppm/K and ± 200 ppm/K, and an operating voltage range from 50 V to 500 V.

RoHS-compliant and halogen-free, the resistors feature single-sided (0402) or double-sided (0603 through 2512) printed resistor elements with a protective coating. The devices offer pure tin plating, which provides compatibility with lead (Pb)-free and lead-containing soldering processes.

Device Specification Table:

Part number     Case size   Power rating P70 (W)    Operating voltage (V)
RCA0402-HP e3   0402        0.2                     50
RCA0603-HP e3   0603        0.25                    75
RCA0805-HP e3   0805        0.5                     150
RCA1206-HP e3   1206        0.75                    200
RCA1210-HP e3   1210        0.75                    200
RCA1218-HP e3   1218        1.5                     200
RCA2010-HP e3   2010        1.0                     400
RCA2512-HP e3   2512        1.5                     500

Samples and production quantities of the RCA-HP e3 series are available now, with lead times of eight to 10 weeks. Pricing for U.S. delivery starts at $0.016 per piece in the 0402 case size.

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

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