Vishay Intertechnology’s Anti-Surge Thick Film Chip Resistors Combine Superior Pulse and ESD Handling With High Power Rating for Automotive and Industrial Applications

MALVERN, Pa., Aug. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today released a new series of anti-surge, high-power thick film chip resistors optimized for automotive and industrial applications.

For applications subject to high and repetitive surge pulses, devices in the AEC-Q200-qualified Vishay Draloric RCS e3 series offer superior pulse load performance and ESD surge characteristics when compared to standard chip resistors. In addition, the devices provide higher power ratings up to 0.4 W.

RCS e3 series resistors are available in three compact case sizes to save space on densely packed PCBs — 0402, 0603, and 0805. With its specified power of 0.25 W, the RCS0603 e3 resistor covers the power ratings of standard 0603, 0805, and 1206 resistors, allowing designers to standardize components and take advantage of the lower costs of smaller components.

The devices offer a resistance range from 1 Ω to 10 MΩ with tolerances of ± 0.5 %, ± 1 %, and ± 5 %; TCR of ± 100 ppm/K and ± 200 ppm/K; and an operating voltage range from 50 V to 150 V. The resistors operate over a temperature range of -55 °C to +155 °C and are RoHS-compliant and halogen-free.

Device Specification Table:

Part numberRCS0402 e3RCS0603 e3RCS0805 e3
Case size040206030805
Rated dissipation P70 (W)
Operating voltage (V)5075150

Samples and production quantities of the RCS e3 series are available now, with lead times of 10 weeks.


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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (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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