Resistor Terms:

'A', 'B', 'C', 'D/E', 'F-L', 'M', 'N', 'O', 'P', 'R', 'S', 'T', 'V-Z'

Network: A group of resistor residing in a signal package which may or may not be connected together. See Resistor Network example below. Also refer to Types of Resistor Networks, and Companies that Manufacturer Resistor Networks.

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Resistor Array, 16-Pin DIP Style

There are many applications where resistor networks perform well, but normally high speed low noise applications should use individual resistors, each in their own package. However there are many network resistors designed to work with DDR, LVDS, GTL and other high speed interfaces.

Noise: An unwanted voltage fluctuation generated within the resistor. Noise is any any spurious variation in the electrical output not present in the input. Total noise of a resistor always includes Johnson noise which is dependent only on the resistance value and temperature of the resistance element. Depending on the type of element and construction, total noise may also include noise caused by current flow, and noise caused by cracked bodies and loose end caps or leads.

Non-Established Reliability (Non-ER); A resistor covered by an older military specification that does not have multi-levels of quality. A military designation; refer to MIL-HDBK-217. Also refer to Established Reliability.

Non-Inductive Resistor: A Wire-Wound resistor produced that exhibits low inductance characteristics, perhaps around 1 percent of a normal wirewound resistor.

Nonlinear Resistor: A resistor who's value changes based on temperature [Thermistor] or voltage [Varistor]. A resistor who's value does not change in a linear fashion. In normal cases a resistor's value will only change with temperature [slightly].

Nonlinear Variable Resistor: A resistor that does not change value in a linear fashion. An audio or logarithmic taper. A shunt resistor applied to a variable resistor. See other examples of how a Potentiometer Shunt changes the taper.

Shunt resistor applied to a variable resistor

Non-Precision Resistor: One of three classes; Non-Precision, Semi-Precision, and Precision. A method to indicate a resistors value to a certain degree.

Non-Wire Wound; A variable resistor does not use wire as the resistive element. [Nonwire-Wound].

NTC: (Negative Temperature Coefficient) Thermistor, the resistance will decrease as temperature does.

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