Farnell now stocking latest chip resistors from Panasonic


Farnell, an Avnet company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions is now stocking the latest Panasonic chip resistors, providing users with high power operation in compact packages. 

This is a significant addition to Farnell’s passive component portfolio that will enable customers to substantially accelerate their new product development-to-market programmes, with full confidence in fast and reliable sourcing. Applications include inverters, battery management systems, ADAS, LiDAR, radar, lighting, on-board chargers, industrial robots and a wide range of automotive systems.

The global resistor market is demanding higher power ratings in smaller footprints to allow new designs to be optimised into smaller package sizes without compromising performance, even in the harshest environments. The new chip resistors from Panasonic offer double the power rating of conventional thick film resistors and enable design engineers to upgrade to a high value resistor with higher power in smaller case sizes, saving real-estate on the PCB.


Six products from the innovative Panasonic chip resistor series are now available for fast delivery from Farnell, including:

  • ERJH* Series offers high temperature operation with derating starting from 105⁰C helping to achieve high power while downsizing. It can achieve maximum category temperature of 175⁰C and rated category temperature of 105⁰C. An improvement to solder crack resistance guarantees the resistor endures 1000 cycles of thermal shock testing. The ERJH* Series features a power derating of 0.1W - 0.5W and a case size of 0402 – 0805.
  • ERA*V/K Series are high accuracy resistors with high stability achieved by thin film resistor design. Featuring a low resistance tolerance, the ERA*V/K Series offers high voltage in comparison to conventional thin film resistors. They have a higher power rating than the current product with limiting element voltage and maximum overload voltage. Key features include high reliability, stability at high temperatures and humidity, with a case size of 0402 – 0805.
  • ERJP Series provides double the power rating compared to conventional thick film resistors with ESD surge characteristics similar to standard metal film resistors. Heat dissipation is increased by an optimised resistance pattern while the resistance material and electrode design enable downsizing and a high-power rating of 0.20W - 0.66W. The case size is 0402 – 1210.
  • ERJPM Series is a high voltage, high precision resistor series with high power rating compared to conventional thick film resistors. Suitable for high voltages with a limiting element voltage of 500V. The ERJPM Series features a case size 1206 and resistance range of 1.02M - 10MΩ.
  • ERJB/D Series features wide terminal resistors, providing high solder-joint reliability with ultra-high-power ratings compared to conventional thick film resistors. Also available as a very cost-effective shunt resistor, the ERJB/D Series is suitable for small size, high power current detection with a case size of 0508 – 1020 and power rating of 0.33W - 2W.
  • ERA*A Series are high accuracy resistors with high reliability achieved by thin film resistor design. They provide high accuracy, low resistance tolerance and TCR. The high reliability design is stable at high temperature and humidity. Case size 0201 – 1206.

All products in the series which contribute to size and weight reduction of new products and are AEC-Q200 compliant (except ERA*A). 

Simon Meadmore, Vice President of Product and Supplier Management at Farnell, says: “Panasonic offers an innovative product of chip resistors with the highest power rating and smallest case sizes. Designed to withstand harshest environments they feature unique soft termination ensuring high reliability. This new product range is a welcome addition to our IP&E portfolio and will enable our customer to bring to market new products much faster and with improved performance capabilities.”

Panasonic Industry Europe GmbH is part of the global Panasonic Group and specialises in the development of automotive and industrial products and one of the top five major suppliers in the passive components market. The company’s diverse portfolio includes electronic components, devices and modules through to complete solutions and production equipment for manufacturing lines across a broad range of industries. Panasonic Industry strives to continuously develop leading-edge resistor technologies by achieving highest power rating and smallest case sizes, suitable to withstand harshest environments.

The new range of Panasonic chip resistors are now available from Farnell in EMEA and element14 in APAC.


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