CTS Expands Current Sensing Resistor Product Line

CTS has announced a major expansion to its Current Sensing Resistor portfolio. New designs providing lower resistance values down to 0.25 milliohms, increased power ratings up to 5 Watts and more standard EIA package sizes are now available.

Current sensing resistors are used in electronic systems to monitor the flow of current by translating into a voltage that is easily measured and controlled by a current sense amplifier circuit. This is a key aspect in power and instrumentation applications for circuit control, monitoring and protection.

Today’s current sensing resistors provide the designer with simple low-cost solutions, smaller resistance values that minimize power loss, lower parasitic inductances for improved frequency characteristics and small package footprints. These have become very important factors in the rapidly growing use of battery-powered electronic devices.

Product Features

  • Very Low Resistance
  • Good Electrical Characteristics
  • Cost Effective Solutions for Designers
  • EIA Standard Package Sizes
  • High Precision/Excellent Accuracy for Current Detection
  • RoHS Compliant
  • JEDEC Termination Code (e3), Tin [Sn]
  • Reflow +260°C Max. JEDEC J-STD-020
  • Tape and Reel Packaging
  • Compatible w/ High Volume Pick & Place Assembly

Market Applications

  • Audio Overcurrent Protection
  • Automotive Power Electronics
  • Battery Chargers
  • Battery Life Indicators
  • Battery Packs
  • Current Regulators
  • Current Detection
  • Current Limiting
  • DC/DC Converters
  • Diagnostic Equipment
  • Disk Drives [HDD & SSD]
  • Ground Fault Detectors
  • Handheld Communication Devices
  • Home Appliances
  • Hot-Swap Controller
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Infotainment Systems
  • Inverter/Converter
  • Laser Controls
  • LED Drivers
  • Lighting
  • Linear/Switch Mode Power Supplies
  • Medical Diagnostic Equipment
  • Motion Control
  • Motor Control
  • Motor Drives
  • Motor Overload Protection
  • Networking
  • Notebooks and Tablets
  • Portable Devices [PDA, Cell Phones]
  • Power Amplifiers
  • Power Management Applications
  • Power Supply Current Limiting
  • Proportional Solenoid Control
  • Regulated Battery Circuits
  • Robotics
  • Servers
  • Smart Meters
  • Voltage Regulation Module [VRM]
  • Wearable Devices

Product Summary

Metal plate Designs featuring high power capability and extremely low resistance and thick film designs featuring very low resistance, extremely low resistance, wide terminal design, very low resistance and ultra-low resistance.

About CTS

CTS is a leading designer and manufacturer of products that Sense, Connect and Move. CTS manufactures sensors, actuators and electronic components in North America, Europe and Asia, and supplies these products to OEMs in the aerospace, communications, defense, industrial, information technology, medical and transportation markets.

For more information about these and other products, please visit our website at www.catalyst-sales.com.

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