The LRK Series of ultra-low resistance thick film resistors is for current-sensing circuits in portable electronic devices such as laptop computers. The surface-mount resistors are part of the family of "flip chip" devices, which are terminated on one side only for face-down mounting on the pc-board. Ultra-low resistance values required for precision current-sensing circuits are achieved through a four-terminal design. The resistors are constructed with a thick-film resistive element on a ceramic substrate with four terminations.
Int'l Resistive Co. Inc., Advanced Film Div., 4222 S. Staples St., Corpus Christi, TX 78411, FAX (888) 472-3282.
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