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Thick Film High Voltage Resistor Specification Limits

Choosing a thick film high voltage resistor always involves compromises. Rarely is the perfect fit for the application available as a standard product. In this post, we consider the key elements of a high voltage resistor specification. The main factors that limit...

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Thick Film Resistor Noise

Depending on the application the noise generated when current flows through a thick film resistor can cause serious system errors. In this post, we consider the source of resistor noise and how it can be minimised. What Is Electrical Noise Electrical noise is an...

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Network resistor Application Limitations

Network resistors are used in a wide range of applications from relatively simple pull up/pull- down resistors and terminating resistors to matched resistors. In some applications, resistors with a variety of resistance values may be incorporated on the same...

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What Causes A Thick Film Resistor To Degrade Over Time?

There are many environmental and electrical factors that can cause the performance of a thick film resistor to degrade over time. To avoid compromising system performance it is important to be aware of the issues and to manage them appropriately. Resistors are used in...

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High Voltage Resistors In Voltage Divider Applications

The purpose of a voltage divider is to convert a high voltage into a related low voltage. The basic voltage divider circuit consists of two resistors connected in series. With the input voltage (high) connected across the resistor terminals, the output (low) voltage...

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Thick Film Flip Chip Surface Mount Resistors

Thick film surface mount resistors (chip resistors) are used in high quantities in an extensive range of electronic equipment. Applications range from the simplest consumer product to ultra high reliability Space qualified equipment. The majority of thick film surface...

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The Thick Film Resistor Manufacturing Process

Resistor performance issues including resistor value, tolerance, temperature coefficient of resistance, drift and power rating are all directly linked to the thick film resistor manufacturing process and the appropriate choice of substrate and resistor materials....

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How To Choose The Right Power Resistor

When trying to choose the right power resistor for a specialist application it is important to go further than a simple review of datasheet parameters. It may appear only resistance value, tolerance and voltage is relevant but if a resistor is to perform to...

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High Value Resistors Manufacturing And Application Issues

There are many resistors available with values in the mega-ohm range. Resistors in this resistance range are available in a wide range of package styles to suit a variety of applications. Making high value resistors for specialist applications in the Giga-ohm range is...

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Surge Resistors In ESD Management Applications

In this post, we consider the use of Surge resistors to maintain operator safety in applications with the potential for high ESD (Electrostatic Discharge). The term Pulse generally refers to an overload condition with high power and long duration whereas surge...

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Choosing A Thick Film Power Resistor Substrate

Armed with the resistor performance specification and full details of the application a specialist thick film power resistor manufacturer will select the most appropriate substrate technology to deliver a reliable resistor solution at an appropriate cost. There are...

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