Basics of Fixed Linear Resistors
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In the shadow of microelectronics, passive components such as discrete resistors would seem to have fallen out of the field of view in electronics. Yet, it is the rare circuit that can do without resistors. And a look at a modern circuit board will show that it has become more difficult to locate them visually. This application note will explore the types of linear fixed resistors and their construction and characteristics, in addition to resistor trends, standardization, and quality assessment.