Vishay Intertechnology Releases Industry’s First Green, RoHS-Compliant (Without Any Exemptions) Thick Film Rectangular Chip Resistor in 0603, 0805, and 1206 Case Sizes

13th April 2011
Source: Vishay
Posted By : ES Admin

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today introduced the industry’s first green, RoHS-compliant (without any exemptions) thick film rectangular chip resistor. Offering a completely lead (Pb)-free resistor body with pure tin solder contacts and a metal glaze on a high-quality ceramic, the RCG e3 is AEC-Q200 qualified and provides stability of 1 % for 1,000 hours at + 70 °C in three case sizes.

Currently, Exemption #5 in the RoHS compliance procedure allows for lead (Pb) in the resistor body. However, to provide an environmental protection level above the current RoHS requirements, designers need to utilize green, RoHS-compliant products without any exemption. The RCG e3 allows designers to meet the tough demand for completely lead (Pb)-free thick film resistors in consumer, computer, automotive, industrial, and telecom equipment.

Available in the 0603, 0805, and 1206 case sizes, the RCG e3 offers TCR of ± 100 ppm/K and ± 200 ppm/K, a resistance range from 1Ω to 10 MΩ and 0 Ω jumper, and resistance tolerance of ± 1 % and ± 5 %. The device features rated power dissipation from 0.100 W to 0.250 W and an operating voltage range of 75V to 200V.

Device Specification Table:

Part # Resistance range Resistance tolerance TCR Rated dissipation Operating voltage
RCG0603 e3 0 Ω, 1 Ω - 10 MΩ ± 1 % ± 100 ppm/K 0.100 W 75 V
± 5 % ± 200 ppm/K
RCG0805 e3 0 Ω, 1 Ω - 10 MΩ ± 1 % ± 100 ppm/K 0.125 W 150 V
± 5 % ± 200 ppm/K
RCG1206 e3 0 Ω, 1 Ω - 10 MΩ ± 1 % ± 100 ppm/K 0.250 W 200 V
± 5 % ± 200 ppm/K

Samples and production quantities of the RCG e3 are available now, with lead times of six to eight weeks for standard orders.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 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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