Glenrothes, Scotland - TT electronics’ BI Technologies SMT Division has developed a series of resistor-capacitor chip networks that replace up to 16 discrete components and use just 50% of the PC board space. Designated the RC Series, the thick film-on-ceramic chip networks are not susceptible to ESD (electrostatic discharge), and do not require diode protection. The RC networks can be placed close to active devices, thus reducing PC board routing problems and minimizing inductance of long traces on the circuit boards. The networks are ideal for a variety of circuits, including line terminations, and EMI, keypad, ECG input, parallel port, serial port, SCART port, keyboard and mouse, and control and data line filters, in laptop and notebook computers, workstations, multimedia applications, automotive electronics, computer peripherals, cellular phones, and set top box applications. The low profile RC Series is also ideal for PCMCIA applications. The devices are available as a single chip in 1206 size, as well as in five different circuit configurations in a ten terminal 2512 array.
Power ratings for the RC Series are 63 mW/resistor (250 mW packaging rating). Resistance range is 20 Ohm to 1 MOhm, with standard tolerance of ±20 % (10 % and 5 % tolerances also available). Capacitor dielectric is X7R with a tolerance of ±20 %. TCRs are ±200 ppm/°C (optional TCRs at ±100ppm/°C are also available). BI Technologies will also produce devices outside these specifications to meet customer requirements, with comprehensive application engineering and design support available for customers worldwide. Samples are available immediately for engineering evaluation and customer prototypes.
TT electronics BI Technologies Ltd, Glenrothes, Scotland. www.bitechnologies.com