VPG Foil

- VPG Foil is a product brand of Vishay Precision Group (VPG), producing the most precise and stable resistors available. VPG is an NYSE company that was a recent spin-off from Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. The unique Bulk Metal® Foil technology by VPG Foil outperforms all other resistor technologies due to its extremely low temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) and exceptional load life stability through temperature extremes. Our product portfolio includes discrete resistors and resistor networks in surface mount and through-hole (fixed-lead) configurations, customized chip resistor networks, precision trimming potentiometers, and discrete chips for use in hybrid circuits. These devices are used in applications requiring a high degree of precision and stability such as in medical testing equipment, semiconductor equipment, precision measuring instruments, aerospace, and military applications.

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FRSM Series of Z-1 Foil Chip Resistors

Vishay resistors are constructed of solid alloy, making them insensitive to destabilizing factors. Learn More

CSM3637Z Current-Sensing Resistors

Vishay's current-sensing resistor has improved resistance stability and features a low thermal electromotive force critical for DC applications. Learn More

Z-Foil VAR

Vishay's ultra-high precision, Z-Foil audio resistor is designed to improve sound quality by reducing audible distortion. Learn More

Bulk Metal® Trimmers

Vishay trimmers have inherent temperature and load life stability. Lash-free adjustment mechanism allows them to be set quickly and accurately. Learn More

Z201 Bulk Metal® Foil Resistor

Vishay's Z201 Bulk Metal foil resistor combines the lowest ever TCR with tolerance to 0.005%, making it ideal for applications needing precision. Learn More

S Series BMF Resistors

Vishay BMF resistors are built to handle unconventional environmental conditional conditions with minimal drift in military and space applications. Learn More

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Bulk Metal® Foil Resistor Advantages & Accelerated Life Test Video Publish Date: 2011-11-08

Big improvements in TCR, load life stability, and ESD tolerance are advantages offered when compared to other resistor technologies like thin and thick film.

Duration: 10 minutes

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The Latent Effect of ESD on Thin Film vs Bulk Metal® Foil Resistors

This demo shows ESD damage to thin film resistors is usually undetectable or latent, while Bulk Metal® Foil resistors are unaffected by same ESD.

Power Coefficient of Resistance (PCR)

Quick demo comparing the power coefficient of resistance (PCR) for different resistive technologies. Bulk Metal® Foil resistors show no change.

Load Cell Bridge Completion Resistors Demo

See how precision in your load cell bridge completion module (BCM) may be affected by the resistor selected. Bulk Metal® Foil resistors are the only choice when no change is vital.

Hermetic Bulk Metal® Foil Resistors in Harsh Conditions

This video demonstrates how rugged and stable hermetically- sealed Bulk Metal® Foil resistors are, even when subjected to the harshest conditions.

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