A brief guide to Vishay foil resistors

Vishay foil resistors are manufactured by the Vishay Precision Group, a division of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.


These foil resistors are precision tolerance devices featuring a low temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR), low noise and ultra high stability performance.


The application guide from Vishay Precision Group below outlines the advantages of foil resistor technology in more detail.



This extensive range of resistors is available in a wide variety of packages and mounting styles for a comprehensive range of applications including general purpose, current sensing, high voltage, high power and voltage divider circuits.


Vishay Foil Resistors by mounting style:


Surface Mount:


Vishay surface mount metal foil resistors are available in flat chip, molded chip, metal strip, wire bonding and TO-220 packages for discrete devices and DIL packages for network devices.


Applications include high precision general purpose, current sensing, high temperature, and LED lighting.


Surface mount Vishay foil resistors serve the consumer, professional, industrial, aerospace, defence and medical markets.


Through Hole:


Vishay through hole metal foil resistors are available in radial leaded (both dual and multi-leaded versions) and axial leaded mounting styles for discrete devices and DIL packages for network devices.


Packaging formats include molded, conformally coated, hermetically sealed and transistor outline types.


Applications and markets are the same as surface mount devices


Special Types:


Special types of Vishay foil resistors include hermetically sealed devices for harsh environment applications, high temperature resistors for industrial, down hole and automotive applications and high reliability military and space grade devices.


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