Vishay Thick Film Chip Resistors Combine Sulfur Resistance, High Power & High Pulse Load Performance

Devices Feature Power to 1.5 W in Eight Compact Case Sizes for Automotive and Industrial Applications

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., introduced a new series of thick film chip resistors for automotive and industrial applications. Vishay Draloric RCA-HP e3 series devices combine advanced sulfur resistance, excellent pulse load performance, and high power ratings in a single device.

For high sulfur environments, the AEC-Q200 qualified resistors released today feature a construction that provides a sulfur withstand ability in accordance with ASTM B809‑95, tested at an advanced level of 90 °C for 1,000 hours. The robust devices withstand high and repetitive pulses and provide power ratings to 1.5 W.

RCA-HP e3 series resistors are available in eight case sizes ranging from 0402 to 2512. The devices offer a resistance range from 1 Ω up to 1 MΩ with tolerances of ± 1 % and ± 5 %, TCR of ± 100 ppm/K and ± 200 ppm/K, and an operating voltage range from 50 V to 500 V.

RoHS-compliant and halogen-free, the resistors feature single-sided (0402) or double-sided (0603 through 2512) printed resistor elements with a protective coating. The devices offer pure tin plating, which provides compatibility with lead (Pb)-free and lead-containing soldering processes.

• Superior resistance against sulfur containing atmosphere, according to ASTM B809-95
• Excellent pulse load capability
• Enhanced power rating
• Double sided printed resistor element
• AEC-Q200 qualified

• Automotive
• Industrial
• Commercia

Device Specification Table:

Part number Case size Power rating P70 (W) Operating voltage (V)
RCA0402-HP e3 0402 0.2 50
RCA0603-HP e3 0603 0.25 75
RCA0805-HP e3 0805 0.5 150
RCA1206-HP e3 1206 0.75 200
RCA1210-HP e3 1210 0.75 200
RCA1218-HP e3 1218 1.5 200
RCA2010-HP e3 2010 1.0 400
RCA2512-HP e3 2512 1.5 500

Samples and production quantities of the RCA-HP e3 series are available now, with lead times of eight to 10 weeks.