Exxelia Ohmcraft Custom Resistors Help Ensure Speed and Accuracy of Automobile Electronics Testing

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 28, 2020 — Before being sent off to dealerships for sale, automobiles are subject to a series of tests as part of the production process. To keep pace with industry trends and customer demands, today’s cars contain more electronic devices than ever, all of which must be tested ...


For this purpose, manufacturers of automotive testing systems have relied on Exxelia Ohmcraft—a leader in thick-film, high-voltage, high-precision resistor design and manufacturing—for more than 15 years.

This type of automotive testing ensures that all of the vehicle’s electronic components meet the most stringent testing standards, screening out any faulty devices or malfunctions. Tests are often run on multiple electronics simultaneously, increasing the complexity of these testing systems, which utilize precision low-noise chip resistors from Exxelia Ohmcraft for their accuracy and reliability.

“The automotive industry is rapidly changing and evolving, presenting manufacturers with not only new testing challenges, but the pressure to get their products into the market faster,” said Eric Van Wormer, Vice President of Exxelia Ohmcraft. “By leveraging Exxelia Ohmcraft’s custom surface mount resistors, automotive testing manufacturers are able to help their customers—automobile companies—meet the demands of the industry.”

Exxelia Ohmcraft’s technology utilizes the proprietary Micropen electronic printing system to “print” precise, narrow, serpentine lines with resistive ink on a ceramic substrate, producing higher performance resistors over a wider range of values on a smaller surface area than is possible with conventional film resistor technology.

Published on 29 Jul 2020 by Rebecca Charles

Exxelia unveils two brand new High Temperature Film Capacitors series operating up to 200°C

Exxelia unveils two brand new High Temperature Film Capacitors series operating up to 200°C June 30th 2020 - Paris, France - Exxelia, an established designer and manufacturer of complex passive components, resistors & sub-systems dedicated to harsh environments, launches its new 253P & 560P product series providing unmatched performances at high temperature.   253P series, the 200°C Film capacitor series with unmatched stability The PTFE 253P series is the most stable 200°C Film capacitor on the market with its unparalleled stability of <2,5% with capacitance from 0.22μF to 1μF under 250VDC to 800VDC. It offers the lowest loss characteristic (Tẟ) of all film technologies less than 0,1% at extreme temperatures (200°C) with excellent life performance in operations. The series offers great resistance to vibrations, shocks and to over voltage making it ideal for Oil & Gas applications as well as Defense and Civil Aviation. SPECIFICATIONS: Voltages from 250VDC to 800VDC Capacitance from 0.22μF to 1μF Standard Tolerance ±10%, ±5%* Operating Temperature -55°C to +200°C  560P Film Capacitor series, is a High Temperature Polymer operating up to 180°C Exxelia’s 560P product series combines electrical performance between BOPP & PET while exhibiting a higher operating temperature up to 180°C and longer lifetime, it is the perfect cost-effective solution for high reliability and performance in severe environments. With absolutely no derating up to 150°C, its very stable TCC <2,5% and its great resistance to vibrations, shocks and over voltage, the series supplant high temperature ceramics and tantalums being an ideal choice for many capacitor applications in harsh environments i.e. DC Link, AC Filtering, ....   SPECIFICATIONS: Voltages from 320VDC to 800VDC Capacitance value from 0.022μF to 10μF Standard Tolerance ±10%, ±5%* Temperature ranges from -55°C to +180°C   Both series are available with a high degree of customization (* tighter tolerances available upon request). Representative samples are readily available for evaluation. For more information contact sales.usa@exxelia.com or visit www.exxelia.com  

Our presence at Electronica 2022

Aircraft & Space Embedded Products cluster, bringing together components that can be mounted on a satellite, radar or aircraft, we were ready to introduce two innovations that are particularly well suited to the challenges of the aviation of the future and the objectives of decarbonisation of the air. Its latest film capacitor innovation called MML™ (named after its "Miniature Micro-Layer" dielectric) shows an energy density up to 4 times higher than other film dielectrics. MML® technology makes power capacitors smaller, lighter and compatible with higher temperatures, and is therefore particularly suitable for DC-Link, decoupling & charge-discharge applications. Alongside MML™ components, we presented the latest innovations in magnetic components, saving up to 40% in weight and 20% in volume while dissipating more power, some of which have been designed for eVTOL applications, as well as the CCM & Dual Active Bridge multi-output transformers. Rail & Energy Exxelia showed Alcon capacitors for the first time at its Rail & Energy cluster. Alcon is one of India&#39;s leading designers and manufacturers of standard and customised aluminium electrolytic and film capacitors for niche markets. Alcon supplies many of the components used in trains, electrical charging stations and power generation systems. Exxelia&#39;s film and ceramic capacitors for signalling systems, as well as current and instrument transformers, and resistors was presented on display.   Medical​​ Exxelia Micropen & Exxelia Ohmcraft components was showcased at Electronica for the very first time with a unique offering for the medical sector. Indeed, Exxelia Micropen&#39;s unique additive printing technology is widely used for disposable medical equipment such as endotracheal tubes or surgical ablation tools, and high voltage resistors are used in laboratory equipment such as mass spectrometers or thermal cyclers.