ELECTRONICS: Stackpole Electronics Inc. announced the addition of the RAV052D chip array to its convex termination chip resistor array product offering. This size is the equivalent of two 0201 size discrete resistors, yet is easier for placement machines and reduces manufacturing costs associated with placing a component.
The RAV052D is available in resistance values ranging from 3Ω to 1 MΩ, in standard tolerances of 2 and 5 percent. They are available in 10K pieces quantities on standard 7-inch reels. Pricing for this size will be around $0.025 each in full reel quantities.
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