Digi-Key Now Stocking New CSR/CSRN Series of Thick Film Current Sense Chip Resistors from Stackpole Electronics, Inc.

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation , recognized by design engineers as having the industry’s broadest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, announced today it is now stocking Stackpole Electronics ‘ new low-cost CSR/CSRN Series of thick film current sense chip resistors for low board temperature requirements.

These products, slated to be featured in future print and online catalogs, are available for immediate shipment on Digi-Key’s global websites. Sizes available include 0402, 0603, 0805, 1206, 2010, and 2512. In addition to standard tape and reel packaging, these resistors are available in cut tape quantities. A smaller quantity can also be ordered for same-day shipment on a custom Digi-Reel®.

The CSR/CSRN Series of thick film current sense chip resistors are designed to offer a low-cost solution for low resistance value requirements where high temperature and low TCR are less important. The inexpensive thick film technology provides TCR that is 200 ppm or better for most sizes and still is able to supply one percent tolerances as standard.

The thick film resistive element is inherently moisture resistant due to its glasslike nature.

Thick film current sense resistors have become the most commonly used technology for many current sensing applications where the environmental conditions are less harsh. These applications include all types of office equipment, including copiers, computers, and monitors, communications and networking equipment, and even some appliances and low-power electric power tools.

About Digi-Key Corporation
One of the world’s fastest growing distributors of electronic components, Digi-Key has earned its reputation as an industry leader through its total commitment to service and performance. As a full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, Digi-Key has been ranked #1 for Overall Performance for 17 consecutive years from among the nation’s more than 200 distributors ( EE Times Distribution Study/August 2008). Offering more than 1.5 million products from more than 400 quality name-brand manufacturers, Digi-Key’s commitment to inventory is unparalleled. Access to the company’s broad product offering is available 24/7 at Digi-Key’s top-rated website, www.digikey.com .

About Stackpole Electronics, Inc.
Stackpole Electronics is a privately held company, which began manufacturing resistors in 1928 as part of Stackpole Components Company in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania. Affiliated with Akahane Electronics, Stackpole Electronics is now recognized as a leading global supplier to the world’s largest OEMs, contract manufacturers, and distributors. Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Stackpole has warehousing facilities in El Paso and Japan and manufacturing facilities in Japan, Taiwan, and China. Sales offices are located in the United States, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. For more information, visit www.seielect.com .