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Folded Pattern for Film Resistor with Trimmable Elements in Binary Sequence

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050159D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Kiang, YC Moulic, JR [+details]

Abstract

A metal film pattern forms a ladder network with high resistance branches paralleling low resistance branches. A cut through the low resistance branch inserts the parallel high resistance into the circuit. The resistance portions are in a binary sequence so that the resistor can be adjusted to close precision over a wide resistance range. The ladder pattern is folded into a compact area.