Vishay Intertechnology Introduces New Series of Pulse‑Proof, Sulfur-Resistant Thick Film Resistors

MALVERN, Pa., Sept. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today released a new series of thick film chip resistors that provides pulse-proof performance and advanced sulfur resistance for automotive, industrial, and medical applications.

The Vishay Draloric RCA-IF e3 series devices feature excellent anti-surge and pulse characteristics, and for high-sulfur environments offer a sulfur withstand ability in accordance to ASTM B809‑95, tested at 90 °C for 1,000 hours. The resistors are optimized for applications such as input circuits or MOSFET gate resistors susceptible to pulse loads while operating in a polluted atmosphere.

The RCA-IF e3 devices are available in seven case sizes ranging from 0402 to 2512 with power ratings from 0.063 W to 1.0 W. The resistors offer a resistance range from 1 Ω to 100 kΩ with tolerances of ± 5 % and ± 10 %, a TCR of ± 200 ppm/K, and a limiting element voltage range of 50 V to 500 V. The lead (Pb)-free devices feature pure tin plating and are compliant to RoHS directive 2011/65/EU and halogen-free according to the JEDEC JS709A definition.

An AEC-Q200-qualified version, the RCA-IF AT e3, is also available.

Device Specification Table:

Part number Case size Power rating P70
Limiting element
voltage (V)
voltage (V)
RCA0402-IF e3 0402 0.063 50 75
RCA0606-IF e3 0603 0.1 75 100
RCA0805-IF e3 0805 0.125 150 20
RCA1206-IF e3 1206 0.25 200 300
RCA1210-IF e3 1210 0.5 200 300
RCA2010-IF e3 2010 0.75 400 300
RCA2512-IF e3 2512 1.0 500 300

Samples of the RCA-IF e3 and RCA-IF AT e3 are available now. Production quantities are also available now, with lead times of eight weeks for larger orders.

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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Link to datasheet: (RCA-IF e3)

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CONTACT: For more information please contact:
Vishay Intertechnology
Andrew Post, +1 610 251-5287  

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