Foil Resistors

Low Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR) and Excellent Long Term Stability in Harsh, High-Temperature Environments

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Alpha Electronics, a Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG) brand, utilizes Bulk Metal® Foil technology to produce the most precise and stable resistor products available. These ultra-precision resistors, with very low temperature coefficients of resistance (0.14ppm/°C) and with excellent long term stability (5ppm/year) are available in a variety of forms including through-hole surface-mount and discrete chip forms as well as modules for use as primary and secondary standards, decade boxes, RTD and I/V Converters.

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Alpha Electronics’ devices provide a wide range of resistance values, including any specific resistance value within their given ranges.

ES Components offers access to all Alpha Electronics’ Resistor products for use in Hybrid, Medical, Instrumentation and Calibration equipment and other applications requiring high-stability over high temperatures and in harsh environments. Please click here to learn more about Alpha Electronics’ Foil Resistor product portfolio.

Alpha Electronics Product Portfolio Overview

  • Bulk Metal Foil Resistors – Surface Mount (SMT)
  • Bulk Metal Foil Resistors – Through-hole
  • Thin Film Resistors
  • Custom Products
  • Standard Resistors
  • Traceability Chart
  • Calibration/Option 

Bulk Metal is a registered trademark of Vishay Precision Group, Inc.


NASA (Goddard Space Flight Center) Evaluation Report

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"Evaluation Report for Fixed, Precision, Metal Foil Resistors Similar to MIL-R-122/1, Parts Technology Report 61132 & 80819A"
Based on a NASA (U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration) evaluation report, Alpha Electronics' Bulk Metal® Foil Resistor has been approved for NASA space flight applications. Our Bulk Metal® Foil Resistors are currently used in the GOES weather satellites program, the MTSAT program, and the Cassini Saturn program.