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Resistor - Capacitor (RC) networks:
They are integrated circuits that include, in a single chip, resistor - capacitor arrays. Four basic technologies are used for their manufacturing :wirewound, thin film, metal film and thick film. While the wirewound RC networks are simple, in fact they are often wound by hand, the other ones aremore complex. In the thin film technology, for example, a thin layer of semiconductor or magnetic material is deposited over a ceramic, metal or semiconductor base. This technology is preferred in the applications that require low noise levels, good stability and high class performances at veryhigh frequencies. The metal film technology is used in simple circuit, the thick film one is used for its good reliability, low cost, low weight and circuitsminiaturization. The RC networks specification parameters include the power rating, the capacitance, the temperature coefficient, the resistance and theresistance tolerance that is the percentage deviation from a nominal resistance value. The RC networks are generally used to eliminate theelectromagnetic interference and radio frequency interference at the I/O ports of a PC and its peripherals, workstations etc.RC network - Picture courtesy of RCD
Resistor-Capacitor- Diode (RCD) networks:
They are built on silicon substrates using the thin film technology that allows a very good performances at high frequencies. They are excellent for highspeed- frequency data and communication applications, supplying very good performances, reducing significantly cost and space. The integrated RCnetworks, at higher frequencies, are better than standard RC networks for reliability, for mechanical and electrical performances and stability.
Current Sensing Resistors (CSR):
They transform the current flowing through them in a voltage fall. Measuring this voltage fall allows the current through the resistor to be measured. Theconstruction materials and the configuration styles are parameters that must be considered for their realization. Materials comprise carbon film, carbon
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