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 equips the Turkish satellite IMECE with tantalum and ceramic capacitors

IMECE is a technological feat that pushes the boundaries of high-resolution imaging. Exxelia is proud to play an essential role in this space adventure by providing quality components to ensure proper operation.   IMECE is an earth observation satellite designed and developed by TÜBİTAK Space Technologies Research Institute (TÜBİTAK UZAY) and produced in Türkiye to provide high-resolution imagery. The spacecraft has a mass of 800 kg (1,800 lb) and it will serve at 680 km (420 mi) on a sun-synchronous geocentric orbit. The Satellite, projected for a mission duration of five years, has 0.99m image resolution of Panchromatic (PAN). The satellite has been launched on 15 April 2023 on a SpaceX's Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket as part of the Transporter-7 ridershare mission.   Exxelia equips the satellite with PM series capacitors that are used in the satellite's Power Distribution Unit (PDU). Exxelia's PM series capacitors are renowned for their reliability, performance, and durability, making them ideal for space applications. Exxelia also supplies tantalum capacitors and ceramic capacitors for the payloads of the IMECE Satellite. These components are designed to withstand the extreme conditions of space and ensure the proper operation of scientific instruments and equipment on board the satellite.   We look forward to the discoveries and data that the IMECE Satellite will provide during its five-year mission. The future of space exploration looks promising, and Exxelia will continue to play an active role in this exciting adventure.