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Ultra-High-Precision Z-Foil Through-Hole Resistors

Ultra-High-Precision Z-Foil Through-Hole Resistors

The Z Series of ultra-high-precision Bulk Metal® Z-Foil through-hole commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) resistors from Vishay Precision Group, Inc. has been enhanced with an extended resistance range down to 5 Ω. For high-precision applications in harsh environments, the devices provide very low nominal TCR of ±0.05 ppm/°C from 0°C to +60 °C, down to ±0.2 ppm/°C nominal and a 0.6 ppm/°C spread from -55 °C to +125 °C, +25 °C ref.; tight tolerances of ±0.005% (50 ppm); and a load-life stability of ±0.005% at 70 °C for 2,000 hours or to ±0.015% at 70 °C for 10,000 hours.

The Z Series now offers a resistance range from 5 Ω s to 600 k Ω for high-precision industrial, alternative energy, military, aerospace, medical, down-hole, shunt calibration, and RTD calibration and simulation. Any conceivable ohmic value within this range, to six digits, is available with no additional cost or lead time effect. Total accumulated change in resistance end of life (EOL) for the devices is <0.1%, or better with post manufacturing operations (PMO). The resistors feature rated power to 1 W at +125°C, a rise time of 1 ns with effectively no ringing, current noise of  0.010 μVrms/V of applied voltage (<-40 dB), thermal EMF of 0.05 μV/°C typical, and a voltage coefficient of <0.1 ppm/V.

Z Series molded precision resistors are configured in a rectangular block with through-hole leads extending through the bottom surface to minimize board space, while stand-offs allow for reliable cleaning underneath. Unlike SMD chip resistors, the board pads and solder attachment do not extend beyond the resistor's own footprint. While some through-hole resistors require added height for stress-relieving bends in the leads, VFR devices feature a built-in stress relief system.

Samples and production quantities of the enhanced Z Series resistors are available now, with lead times of five days for samples and eight weeks for standard orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery only begins at $3.83.

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