High-reliability thin film chip resistors for precision applications

12-10-2023 | Stackpole | Passives

Many types of precision electronic devices across various market segments demand higher reliability components. Automotive grade resistors deliver increased reliability and improved performance without the high cost and limited availability of components procured to established reliability military specifications.

Stackpole Electronic’s RNCA series thin film automotive-grade chip resistors are AEC-Q200 qualified and deliver excellent long-term reliability. This series is produced on dedicated manufacturing lines with strict material and process controls crucial for an automotive-grade chip resistor. This gives the RNCA outstanding test performance to all AEC-Q200 tests and improves the expected failure rate by an order of magnitude or more. Also, the series features exceptional anti-sulfur performance, passing the industry standard ANSI/ EIA977 sulfur test with minimal resistance shift at 105C.

The series is an excellent answer for precision medical applications, precision automotive electronics, non-established reliability defence and aerospace, instrumentation, and metering.

By Seb Springall