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re·sis·tor

 (rĭ-zĭs′tər)
n.
A device used to control current in an electric circuit by providing resistance.

resistor

(rɪˈzɪstə)
n
(Electronics) an electrical component designed to introduce a known value of resistance into a circuit

re•sis•tor

(rɪˈzɪs tər)

n.
a device designed to introduce resistance into an electric circuit.
[1900–05]

re·sis·tor

(rĭ-zĭs′tər)
A device used to control current in an electric circuit by providing resistance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.resistor - an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical currentresistor - an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
ballast resistor, barretter, ballast - a resistor inserted into a circuit to compensate for changes (as those arising from temperature fluctuations)
circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit - an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
potential divider, voltage divider - resistors connected in series across a voltage source; used to obtain a desired fraction of the voltage
rheostat, variable resistor - resistor for regulating current
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The study begins with a technology overview that describes each of the resistor types; and then focuses on global markets, including a current market assessment; a historical analysis and a near-term and long term forecast from FY 2015 to FY 2019.
The thin-film embedded resistor is isotropic; therefore, the resistor patterns can be designed in any orientation required by the I/O or to optimize spacing.
The general method adapted from printed circuit pioneers is to characterize the temperature rise of the conductor, or in this case the temperature rise of the resistor (a poor conductor), in the dielectric material only, with no traces (except to power the resistors), no planes or components, and the board suspended in still air.
This circuit satisfies the 3TP conditions at both the QHR "standard" and the reference resistor: (1) negligible current at the inner and outer conductors of potential ports Pt(H) and Pt(L), and therefore no in-phase currents in the potential cables to external connection star Y of the QHR "standard" or to internal connection point A of the reference resistor; (2) negligible current and voltage in the inner and outer conductors to the main detector D; (3) the same current to/from the QHR "standard" and the reference resistor at connection star G (where the inner conductor is at virtual ground at balance); and (4) equal and opposite currents in the inner and outer conductors of cables between external connection star Z of the QHR "standard" and internal connection point B of the resistor.
One can find the equation R=(rho x L)/A, the resistance of a wire (where rho=the resistivity of the metal, L=length of the resistor, A=cross sectional area of the resistor), in any physics textbook.
That is, on his own time, he publishes an underground newsletter for employees, The Resistor.
When the flash input pin is high (Flash mode), the resistor RFLASH controls the LED current.
These variables can be counted on four fingers: 1) material set, 2) related PCB manufacturing process, 3) PCB construction, and 4) current applied to the resistor.
For reading, the resistor is operated at lower temperature, typically 300 degrees Celsius, which does not soften the polymer.
This NTC is usually part of the resistor network that programs the load-line impedance.
Some of the cases were the size of a resistor, the power dissipated in the resistor and the temperature rise associated with it.

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