Currently, the market trend goes from MELF type Resistors to SMD Resistors for several reasons. These reasons are cost reduction, optimization of mounting speed, simplification of mounting equipment (no nuzzle needed) and better solder joint reliability against temperature cycles.
In order to meet market's and circuit requirements, Panasonic offers different kinds of SMD Solutions.
Do you need high precision and high stability in life time?
High reliability thin film resistors would perfectly fit in your needs:
Panasonic use a high reliable Thin Film technology in conjunction with moisture resistant overcoat to ensure stability over lifetime.
High reliability, high heat resistance, correspondence to AEC-Q200 makes ERA-series perfectly suited to harsh environment applications, such as automotive, medical, transportation, any measurement industry.
You are in need of High power / Current sensing ?
So Panasonic's high power wide terminal resistors are the right choice for you:
Our high power wide terminal resistors have a high solder reliability through a wide terminal structure yielding a reduction in solder joint cracks.
And offer also perfect heat dissipation characteristics through wide terminals.
You are in need of high Pulse Resistance?
The ERJP series have great anti-surge characteristics and excellent heat dissipation characteristics due to Serpentine Resistor Pattern Structure which helps to decrease electric field strength per unit length.
Combined with a variety of small case size Panasonic Anti-Surge Resistors are suitable to replace MELF in plenty of cases.
Furthermore, squared size chip structure helps to lead better solder joint reliability which is perfect for car hostile environments.
Have a look as well on our anti-pulse resistors
These resistors have a superior pulse characteristics and guarantee a high rating electricity
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