Vishay Releases Lead (Pb)-Free and Lead (Pb)-Bearing Thick Film Chip Resistors With IECQ-CECC Approval
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14 March 2012
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today released lead (Pb)-free and lead (Pb)-bearing thick film chip resistors with IECQ-CECC approval. Both devices are offered in two versions: approved to EN 140401-802, Version A, to meet the needs of the industrial electronics industry; and approved to EN 140401-802, Version E, for military, avionics, and space applications. Version E devices feature established reliability with an assessed failure rate level of E6.
The CRCW....EN802 offers pure tin termination plating on a nickel barrier, which has been proven under extensive testing to provide immunity against tin whisker growth. The resistor complies with the RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC, and is compatible with lead (Pb)-free and lead (Pb)-containing soldering processes.
The D..EN802 resistor offers SnPb termination plating on a nickel barrier, with a minimum lead content of 10 %. This version is optimized for customers depending on matured technologies, including a purely lead (Pb)-bearing assembly process.