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Selecting A Resistor For Telecom Applications

High-specification resistors for telecom applications are found in networking equipment, voice communications, VOIP, routers, bridges, multiplexes, fiber/wire converters, filtering, impedance matching, signal conditioning, and power management. The adoption of...

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Custom Thick Film Resistors For Medical Applications

Electronic engineers face many challenges when designing products for medical applications. Safety, reliability and regulatory compliance are primary considerations. Depending on the end use, other factors to review include environmental conditions, limited space...

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Resistors in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Applications

Resistors are found in many applications in standard combustion engine cars. Resistors in hybrid vehicles have additional applications in battery management (BMS) and dynamic braking systems. A hybrid car uses two different energy sources to maximise efficiency. This...

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Thick Film Power Resistor Thermal Management

Current flow through a resistor generates heat, which must be dissipated to the environment. Without appropriate thermal management, a power resistor will not operate to specification. Over the medium to long term, it will probably fail. Before deciding what action to...

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Thick Film Resistors In Automotive Applications

Thick film resistors are used in a wide range of automotive applications. They are found in the car cabin, in audio and in-car navigation systems. More demanding applications include ‘under the hood’ engine control, oil and air temperature and fuel efficiency sensors....

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Resistors In Electric Motor Applications

In this post, we consider resistors in electric motor applications. AC, DC, and special purpose motors are used in a vast array of applications. Some motor applications are relatively simple and the only concern is the motor start-up and shutdown. Here cost,...

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Thick Film Resistor Types

There are several thick film resistor types, each designed for specific applications. In this post, we discuss each of the main resistor types, their construction, key parameters and applications. The Thick Film Resistor Marketplace The global thick film resistor...

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