Custom Thick Film Networks Custom Precision Thin Film Networks

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Fixed Resistors
Custom Networks
If your exact requirements for thick or thin film resistor networks are not listed in this guide, simply contact us. BI Technologies specializes in
producing custom resistor and resistor-capacitor networks, engineered to meet your exact requirements.
Custom Thick Film Networks
• Absolute tolerances to ±0.25%. Don’t over specify; ±2% generally provides the most economical solution.
• Ratio matching of ±0.1% can be achieved for resistors with 5 to 1 or smaller ratios. Specify a reference resistor and use groups of small
number of resistors rather than one large group with many ratio matches.
• Absolute T.C.R. to ±50ppm/°C.
• T.C.R. tracking to ±15ppm/°C.
• Resistance range of 2W to 10 Megohm.
• Limit the number of circuit crossovers.
Custom Precision Thin Film Networks
• Available in absolute tolerances to ±0.1%. For the most cost-effective solution, specify the widest tolerances possible (±0.5% is ideal).
• Ratio matching is available to ±0.01%. If possible, specify ratio matches in multiple groups, rather than one large group (yields are better
for groups containing only a few ratio matched resistors). Use the lowest value resistor within a group as the reference resistor. Ideal
resistance values for accurate ratio matches are in the 2KW to 100KW range.
• For best results, limit total package resistance to less than 3 Megohm for 14 or 16 pin through-hole DIPs and 1 Megohm for 8 pin DIP and
surface mount.
• T.C.R. tracking of ±1ppm/°C is possible for resistors with nearly equal values.