Bourns has announced several new AEC-Q200 compliant thick film chip resistor array model families. The company designed the new surface-mount model CATxxA-LF, CAYxxA-LF and CAYxxA-AS series to increase available board space and decrease costs. Providing long-life protection against many sulfurous environments, the Model CAYxxA-AS series are the first chip arrays from the company that satisfy both the AEC-Q200 standard and anti-sulfur protection requirements based on the ASTM-B-809-95 and EIA-977 (test parameter B) standards, making them excellent circuit conditioning solutions for an extensive range of industrial automation, transportation, consumer electronics, power supply and LED lighting and communication base station applications that must operate in extreme conditions.
These latest resistor families are constructed employing a thick film element printed onto a ceramic substrate, which provides for a wide resistance range and increased design flexibility in terms of size and dimensions. The new chip arrays are offered in 1mm and 1.6mm widths and comprise two or four pieces of isolated thick film resistive elements printed onto a single ceramic substrate. Series are available now and are RoHS compliant.