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New Vishay Intertechnology AEC-Q200-Qualified, Dual-in-Line Thin Film Resistor Networks Deliver Improved ESD and Moisture Protection

Devices Offer Ratio Tolerances to ± 0.05 % and Long-Term Ratio Stability of 0.015 % in Compact 8-Pin SOIC Packages

MALVERN, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of AEC-Q200-qualified, high-precision dual-in-line thin film resistor networks. The Vishay Dale Thin Film AORN series features low TCR tracking of ± 5 ppm/°C, tight ratio tolerances to ± 0.05 %, and excellent long-term ratio stability of 0.015 % after 1000 hours at +155 °C. For improved ESD and moisture protection, the resistor networks are constructed with a tantalum nitride resistor film on a high-purity alumina or ceramic substrate.

AORN series devices are available in two configurations: as four equal-value resistors ranging from 1 kΩ to 100 kΩ and as two resistor dividers in the same package with ratios from 1:1 to 1:100. The resistor networks feature a rugged, molded 50 mil pitch construction and narrow (0.150 in) 8-pin SOIC packages, in accordance with JEDEC MS-012. The devices offer a typical power rating of 100 mW per resistor element.

The integrated construction of AORN resistor networks allows for higher precision over discrete SMT chips, making the devices ideal for precision voltage dividers, op amps, and battery management applications. Typical end products will include automotive, telecommunications, industrial, process control, and medical instrumentation.

Per AEC-Q200, the resistor networks are rated for ESD to 2 kV at > 10 kΩ. The devices feature extremely low noise of < -30 dB and voltage coefficients of < 0.1 ppm/V, and operate over a wide temperature range of −55 °C to +155 °C. AORN series devices are RoHS-compliant and halogen-free, and pass the sulfur resistance test per ASTM B 809.

Samples and production quantities of the new resistor networks are available now, with lead times of 8 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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