Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, recently announced immediate shipping availability of Power Metal Strip resistors from Vishay.
Vishay's new surface mount Power Metal Strip current sense resistor is in a compact 1206 case size that combines an extended power rating to 0.5W with a Kelvin 4-terminal connection that reduces TCR down to 35ppm and enables tight tolerances down to 0.1% for increased measurement accuracy.
Offering twice the power of standard resistors in a 1206 footprint, the new device allows designers to save board space and reduce costs by utilizing fewer and smaller components. With its 4-terminal construction, the resistor reduces system errors while eliminating the need for system calibration during manufacturing as well as in the field to further reduce costs and improve end product performance.
It is ideal for all types of current sensing, voltage division, and pulse applications in power management for cell phones; DC/DC converters for servers, VRMs for laptops, and Li-Ion battery safety and management; industrial instrumentation; and automotive electronic control such as engine, transmission, anti-lock brakes, audio, and climate controls.
Like all Power Metal Strip resistors, the device features an all-welded construction that contributes to its superior electrical performance. A proprietary processing technique produces extremely low resistance values ranging from 0.01Ω to 0.05Ω, with tight tolerances of 0.1%, 0.5%, and 1.0%. The device is RoHS compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green.
For more information about Vishay, power metal strips, current sense resistors, and low resistance, as well as access to the world's largest available-to-sell inventory, visit www.FutureElectronics.com
About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, President, Future Electronics has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future's mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)