INCREASED DISSIPATION SCREENED CHIP RESISTOR
Original Publication Date: 2000-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-25
Higher power resistors are desired in high power applications such as a power amplifier. Conventional rectangular screened chip type resistors have the typical hot spot in the center of the device. This hot spot thermally limits the device's operation and defines its dissipation rating. Currently, to increase this rating, the physical size of the part must be increased. However, increasing the size of the part is often not an option for either real estate or size limit of available low cost parts.