Vishay Intertechnology's New Massive Electro-Pyrotechnic Ignitor Chip (MEPIC) Resistor Is Industry's First Offered in Integrated Version
MALVERN, PA, Feb 21, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
To meet the demanding needs of pyrotechnic engineers, Vishay
Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new massive
electro-pyrotechnic ignitor chip (MEPIC) resistor offering Joule
effect or flash ignition for fast firing times down to 250
microseconds. The device -- based on an established technology used
in the automotive industry -- is available in wraparound or flip chip
versions, or as the industry's first MEPIC resistor to be integrated
on a PCB substrate to simplify the assembly process.
MEPIC resistors, also known as bridge resistors, are resistive
elements that convert electrical energy into heat energy in a precise
electro-thermal profile for the purpose of initiating a series of
pyrotechnic events in a controlled energetic reaction.
The new Vishay Sfernice resistor is optimized for electronic ignitor
applications in automotive safety systems for the deployment of
airbags and other safety devices; digital blasting in mining
applications; and in fireworks applications for better
synchronization of fireworks, music, and special effects.
With firing energy down to 1.5 mJ and a typical ohmic range of 2 ohms
(10 %), the device provides designers with very predictable,
reproducible, and reliable behavior. Offered in the standard 0805
case size for the wraparound and flip chip versions, with other sizes
available upon request, the resistor features easy set-up of firing
levels, and is compatible with various pyrotechnic compositions.
Offering ESD withstanding to 25 kV without extra protection, the
MEPIC resistor's performance meets no fire/all fire conditions and
the requirements of USCAR, AKLV16, and major car manufacturer
standards. The device is RoHS-compliant and conforms to Vishay
Samples of the new MEPIC resistor are available now. Production
quantities will be available in Q1 2013, with lead times of six to
eight weeks for larger orders. Follow Vishay at
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 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
Link to datasheet:
http://www.vishay.com/doc 53058 (MEPIC)
Link to product photo:
SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
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