Vishay Precision Group

- Vishay Precision Group (VPG) produces sensors based on resistive foil technology, and sensor-based systems. We provide vertically integrated products and solutions for multiple growing markets in the areas of stress measurement, industrial weighing, and manufacturing process control. More...

As a spin-off from Vishay Intertechnology, we have a decades-long track record of innovation in foil precision resistors, current sensors, and strain gages, which has served as a foundation for our more recent expansion into strain gage instrumentation, load cells and transducers, load cell modules, and complete systems for process control and on-board weighing. Less...

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About Vishay Precision Group
Vishay Precision Group (VPG) produces sensors based on resistive foil technology, and sensor-based systems. We provide vertically integrated products and solutions for multiple growing markets in the areas of stress measurement, industrial weighing, and manufacturing process control.

About Vishay Foil Resistors
Vishay Foil Resistors is a division of Vishay Precision Group, producing the most precise and stable resistors available. Our portfolio comprises products in a variety of resistor configurations and packages to meet the needs of a wide range of applications: discrete resistors and resistor networks in surface mount and through-hole (leaded) configurations; customized chip resistor networks; precision trimming potentiometers; and discrete chips for use in hybrid circuits. Our foil resistors and current sensors are used in applications requiring a high degree of precision and stability, such as in medical testing equipment, high performance audio equipment, precision measuring instruments and aerospace and military applications.

About Micro-Measurements
Micro-Measurements is dedicated to the development, manufacture, and marketing of products for high-precision strain and stress measurement. It is our only business. For purposes of experimental stress analysis—whether preproduction prototype evaluation, field-service testing, failure analysis, or pure research—we offer a full complement of the sensors, instruments, equipment, and supplies necessary to obtain accurate, reliable strain and stress data.

Our products are used throughout the industrialized world—both in the practice of experimental stress analysis, and as the sensing elements in a wide variety of transducers including load cells for measuring physical variables other than strain (weight, force, torque, pressure, etc.). We are structured equally to serve the differing needs of the very small user, and those of large high-volume customer.

For stress analysis testing, we are the leading supplier of electrical resistance strain gages, strain gage accessories, and special resistive sensors and specialists in the development and manufacture of static and dynamic strain gage instrumentation. Additionally, as experts in the field of photoelasticity, we offer a wide range of equipment and materials for this visual, full-field stress measurement technique.

Micro-Measurements also produces strain gages and installation accessories that are specifically designed to meet the needs of load cell manufacturers. Our Transducer-Class® gages have the special features and operating characteristics required for the economical production of precision transducers.
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Digi-Key Precision Trimmed Resistors Datasheet

Contributed Articles

How Smaller Form Factors Exacerbate ESD Risks and How Foil Resistors Can Help
Resistor Raises the Bar
Selecting Resistors for Pre-Amp, Amplifier, and Other High-End Audio Applications
Strengths and Weaknesses of Common Resistor Types
The Hidden Variable

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Characteristics of Burden Resistors for High-Precision DC Current Transducers
18-Bit, Linear, Low Noise, Precision Bipolar ±10V DC Voltage Source
1ppm Settling Time Measurement for a Monolithic 18-Bit DAC
A High Current Shunt Regulator for Quadruple Magnets in PLS 2GeV Storage Ring
A Standards Lab Grade 20-Bit DAC with 0.1ppm/°C Drift
Applications for a Switched-Capacitor Instrumentation Building Block
Component and Measurement Advances Ensure 16-Bit DAC Settling Time Applications for a Switched-Component and Measurement Advances Ensure 16-Bit DAC Settling Time
Designs for High Performance Voltage-to-Frequency Converters
Low Noise Amplifier Selection Guide for Optimal Noise Performance
Precision High Voltage Divider for the KATRIN Experiment
Precision Zero Drift Current Sense Amplifier
Recommended Components: Sterophil Editors Pick the Industry's Best Audio Products
Reference Resistors for Calibration of Wideband LCR Meters
Resolving Very Small Temperature Differences with the LTC2402
The 20-Bit DAC is the Easiest Part of a 1ppm Accurate Precision Voltage Source
The Josephson Two-Terminal-Pair Impedance Bridge
Vacuum State RTP3D Differential Full Preamp
Applications at a Glance

Precision Resistors for Energy, Transportation, and High-Temperature Applications
Seismic Instruments for Oil Exploration, Earthquake and Tsunami Detection Need Precision Resistors in Their Analog Circuits
What do Precision Resistors, Advanced Medical Applications, and the Baby Boom Generation All Have in Common?

Facts at a Glance

Bulk Metal® Foil Resistors Introduces New Generation of Power Current Sense Resistor.
Bulk Metal Foil Trimming Potentiometers - Accutrim
Component Selection and Layout Strategies for Avoiding Thermal EMF Noise
From Purchased Tolerance to End-of-Life Tolerance: You May be Buying Tighter Tolerance Precision Resistors Than You Really Need
How Strain Gage Bridges Work with Hermetically Sealed Precision Resistors Based on Z-Foil
How to Select Resistors for Precision Applications
Introducing the New Bulk Metal Foil Resistors Demo Kit
Linearity and Noise Capabilities of Ultra-High-Precision Bulk Metal® Foil Resistor
Mind the Gap: High Precision Bulk Metal® Foil Resistors, Their Imposters and Impersonators
Mirror, Mirror: What is the Trade-Off Between Price, Cost, and Risk, When Selecting a Precision Resistor?
Precision Centers for Small Prototype Runs of Product Samples
Selecting Resistors for Pre-Amp, Amplifier, and Other High-End Audio Applications
Solving Data Transmission Problems Using Vishay Foil Resistors Based on the New Z and Z1 Bulk Metal® Foil Technologies
TCR (Temperature Coefficient of Resistance) and PCR (Power Coefficient of Resistance) Improvements
Ultra-High-Precision Resistors to be used for Secondary Standards and Reference Resistors
Understanding the Risks of ESD
What Do Alternative Energy, Precision Resistors, and MacGyver Have in Common?
What is "Long-term" Stability and What Are its Limitations
What Kind of Trimmer is Best for My Precision Application?
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