Thick Film Resistor Network Manufacturer
We deliver thick film resistor network devices for customer / application specific requirements in low to medium volume. We work with customers to design and manufacture a technical solution in space saving single in line packages.
A resistor network offers a number of advantages over discrete resistors including:
– Saving space on board.
– Significantly improved temperature tracking.
– Reduced system board interconnect and higher reliability.
– Value matching.
TSEC provide a wide range of network resistor solutions based on thick film resistor technology. Applications include sensors for commercial, medical and military applications, pull up / down resistors, level translators, line terminations and pulse squaring elements.Resistance ranges from 1 Ohm to 100MOhms in block resistor designs, to over 1,000MOHms in high voltage meander designs are available.
Precise value matching of resistors is required for precision amplifier applications and is therefore one of the most common applications for network resistors. The accuracy of the reference voltage, and therefore the accuracy of the amplifier gain, is directly proportional to the matching accuracy of the resistor pair. TSEC has extensive experience of matched resistor design and applications.
TSEC has manufactured Thick Film Resistive bridges used as pressure sensors that have proven to be more stable over temperature and time than semiconductor pressure elements, and are used in high precision sensors in racing cars. Gyroscope sensing resistors have been supplied by TSEC with an in service life exceeding 16 years life without any significant wear.
Required Resistor Network Application Information
TSEC manufacture a wide range of customer specific configurations, with or without resistor matching. To design a customer specific thick film resistor network product information is required on:
Number of resistors and values
Power / current rating
Operating and maximum voltage
Pulse withstand requirements
Number of terminals
Length of pin
Required date and quantity required
Armed with this information TSEC may design and manufacture custom resistor networks for a wide range of applications.