Comparing Thin Films for Precision Resistor Networks

ADI’s Nickel-Chromium Film System vs. Tantalum Nitride

For resistors networks, especially high-precision designs for use with op amps in analog data processing, thin-film monolithic construction is increasingly being preferred to matched assortments of wirewound and bulk metal-foil discrete resistors. The many reasons include the potentially high tracking accuracy of thin films, efficient use of space and weight, long-term stability, low cost per element, low noise, and high reliability, as well as the capability of employing standard IC packages and assembly techniques (including chips for hybrids). Read full article



Tom Parello


Dr. Carl Drumheller