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Vishay Precision Group Inc announced that its VFR (Vishay Foil Resistors) division has released a new series of ultra-high-precision Bulk Metal Z1-Foil wraparound, surface-mount chip resistors with extended pads for high-temperature, high-power applications. The new extended pad designs are optimized for applications at temperatures as high as +225°C, and they offer improved heat dissipation for high working power to 1200 mW at +70°C and 330 mW at +200°C.
The EBW Series are manufactured using electron beam welding technology. This allows the joining of different alloys with great accuracy and tolerance.
Vishay Intertechnology Releases Automotive Thin Film Chip Resistor With High Operating Temperature Range > 155 °C, Low Absolute TCR of ± 25 ppm/°C, and Tolerances to ± 0.1 % in 0603 Case Size
KOA Speer Electronics introduces two new current sensing resistors, the zero ohm SLZ and the 1W/2012 SLW07.
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Acquisitions have shaped the global passive electronic component industry over the past 25 years. In fact, based on Paumanok Publications, Inc. estimates, approximately $6,105 million U.S. dollars in cumulative capacitor related asset value has changed hands during that time period (including components and raw materials See Figure 2), and approximately $2,250 million U.S. Dollars in cumulative linear and non-linear resistor assets have also changed hands during the same time period (See Figure 2). Keep reading...
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Shifts in near-term lead times for specific sub-components in the capacitor, resistor and inductor product groupings for January 2014 suggest a down market for the first month of the calendar year for mass produced components consumed in digital electronics; however, a longer term view promotes optimism and a slowly recovering global market with a strong 2014 and 2015 ahead. Keep reading...
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This MarketEYE installment takes a closer look at the current market conditions in passive electronic components for 2013 and the historical trends with respect to lead time indicators, raw material pricing and vendor revenues. Keep reading...
Resistors are available at TTI Inc. from industry leading manufacturers. TTI is an authorized distributor for many resistor manufacturers including: Bourns, IRC / TT electronics, KOA, Ohmite, Panasonic, TE Connectivity, Vishay and Yageo.
Carbon Composition Resistor
Carbon composition resistors
are used in applications where there are no stringent requirements for resistance tolerance, temperature stability or low noise. They are used where instantaneous surge currents are present since they are capable of safely handling sudden overloads of current and power for a short time. Carbon composition resistors (carbon comps) are components which use a mixture of carbon and fillers to form the resistive unit. These resistors are called hot molded units because the resistive material, the insulating material and lead wires are all molded at one time into a solid structure. Carbon composition resistors were the state-of-the art resistors during the early aviation and space days, but because of the loose tolerances and environmental vulnerability associated with carbon comps and the erosion of metal film prices, their popularity has decreased. The main use for carbon comps today is in existing designs.
Carbon Film Resistor
Depositing carbon in film form onto a ceramic core creates carbon film resistors
. Due to their low cost, carbon films are primarily used in general-purpose applications such as consumer products. Although they offer a slightly better temperature coefficient than carbon composition, they have a tendency to generate more noise.
Current Sense Resistors
Current sense resistors
are used to monitor the current in a circuit and translate the amount of current in that circuit into a voltage that can be easily measured and monitored. This type of resistors generally have a low ohmic value, low EMF, high current capability, low inductance and have excellent frequency response.
Metal Film Resistor
Metal film resistors
are composed of a resistive metal film deposited on, or inside of, an insulating cylinder or filament. Metal film resistors are used in all applications that require a tighter tolerance and temperature coefficient than is offered by carbon resistors. They are the most widely used resistors in today's marketplace because they are more precise than carbon comps at approximately the same price. There are three basic sizes for metal film resistors: 1/8 wattage package size, 1/4 wattage package size and 1/2 wattage package size.
Metal Foil Resistors
Metal foil resistors
are used in applications that require very precise resistance values that will not vary with temperature changes. Among the many unique characteristics of metal foil resistors are their extremely low temperature coefficients and their extremely low tolerances. Metal foil resistors are made by placing a very thin piece of metal onto a ceramic wafer, then photochemically etching a resistive pattern on the foil.
Metal Oxide Resistor
Metal oxide resistors
are a type of power metal film resistor. They typically are specified for applications requiring 1 to 2 watts, though they are available up to 9 watts.
Resistor chip arrays
are simply a group of flat chip resistors that are not separated. They are available in two package styles, concave and convex.
are a combination of resistors arranged and interconnected in a single package. The resistors can be arranged in series or parallel or a combination of the two. Network packaging variations are Single In-Line Package (SIP), Dual In-Line Package (DIP), flat pack, and surface mount. Resistor networks are available in two basic styles: thick film and thin film. The thick film network has gained acceptance as the preferred component.
Thick Film and Thin Film Chip Resistor
Commercial chip resistors
have become the "standard" resistor callout for new designs as the need for smaller components has become apparent. Resistor chips are manufactured using either "thick film" or "thin film" techniques. Thick film chips are made by specially formulated inks or pastes, which are silk-screened and fired onto a ceramic substrate. The chip is coated with a thin varnish or glaze. A "thin film" chip is manufactured by vacuum depositing a metal film onto a ceramic substrate. Thin film devices are more stable and precise than thick film, although the thick film is more common and can be rated at a higher wattage.
are made by winding high-resistance metal alloy wire around a ceramic core. Wirewound resistors are available up to 250 watts in standard application and can be fan-cooled or water-cooled in order to withstand even more power. Wirewound resistors are used for both high power applications, or where the need for ultra-precision resistors exists.
Questions to Ask
- Physical dimensions
- Operating temperature
- Ohmic value
- Packaging requirements
- Termination styles/materials