Technical Library

Vishay has created a technical library to provide easy access to all FAQ, technical, and application notes. These documents have been divided into two main categories: Semiconductors and Passive Components. Each of these main categories is organized by product family (diodes, capacitors, etc.). There is also a brief description of each document.

Please note that all documents are in PDF format.

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Semiconductors

Diodes and Rectifiers, Diodes

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Application Note Application Notes Transient Voltage Suppressors (TVS) for Automotive Electronic Protection
Application Note Application Notes Rectifiers for Power-Factor-Correction (PFC)
Application Note Application Notes Physical Explanation
Application Note Application Notes Using Rectifiers in Voltage Multiplier Circuits
Application Note - TVS Application Notes What is a Silicon Transient Voltage Suppressor and how does it work?
Application Note - TVS Application Notes Determining Clamping Voltage Levels for a Broad Range of Pulse Currents
Application Note - TVS Application Notes Effect of Lead Wire Lengths on Protector Clamping Voltages
Application Note - TVS Application Notes Failure Modes and Fusing of TVS Devices
Application Note - TVS Application Notes Hardening Power Supplies to Line Voltage Transients
Application Note - TVS Application Notes Paralleling Transient Voltage Suppressors for Higher Power Capability
Application Note Application Notes PowerTab/TM Mounting Guidelines
Application Note - TVS Application Notes Protecting Low Current Loads in Harsh Electrical Environments
Application Note Application Notes Protecting for Repetitive Transient Voltages
Application Note - TVS Application Notes Series Stacking of TVS for Higher Voltages and Power
Application Note - TVS Application Notes TVS Placement - The Critical Path to the Leading Edge
Application Note Application Notes Using the Power vs. Time Curve

Diodes and Rectifiers, Diodes, High-Power Diodes

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Application Note Application Notes Mounting Instructions for Hockey-PUK
Application Note Application Notes Mounting Instructions for DO-203AA/DO-203AB Modules
Application Note Application Notes Mounting Instructions for DO-205AA, DO-205AB, DO-205AC (DO-30), and B-8 Stud Diodes

Diodes and Rectifiers, Diodes, TVS and ESD Protection

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Application Note Application Notes ESD Protection: I/O Port Designers Look to Protect Against ESD Threats
Application Note Application Notes CLP0603 Package for Diodes
Application Note Application Notes Selecting Automotive Power Line Polarity Protection Diodes

Diodes and Rectifiers, Diodes, Zener Diodes

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Application Note Application Notes Temperature Dependency of Zener Voltage

Diodes and Rectifiers, Rectifiers

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Application Note Application Notes Design Guidelines for Schottky Rectifiers
Application Note Application Notes Fundamentals of Rectifiers
Application Note Application Notes Power Factor Correction with Ultrafast Diodes
Application Note Application Notes SUPERRECTIFIER Design Brings New Level of Reliability to Surface Mount Components
Application Note Application Notes High Speed Data Line Protection - Low Current Bridges Rectifiers Lend Themselves to Data Line Protection
Application Note Application Notes Diodes, Rectifiers and ABD Transient Voltage Suppressors for Automotive Applications
Application Note Application Notes Soldering Process Notes
Application Note Application Notes Solar Cell Bypass Diodes in Silicon Crystalline Photovoltaic Panels

Discrete Thyristors, Fast Discrete

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Application Note Application Notes Mounting Instructions for TO-209AB / TO-209AC Stud Thyristors

Discrete Thyristors, Phase Control Discrete

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Application Note Application Notes Mounting Instructions for TO-208AA / TO-208AC Stud Thyristors

IC's - Power and Linear, Other Power ICs

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AN602 Application Notes Driver Ics for Automotive Diagnostic Communications Meet ISO9141 Stndards
AN603 Application Notes Designing With the Si9978DW Configurable H-Bridge Controller
AN704 Application Notes Designing DC/DC Converters to Meet CCITT Specifications for ISDN Terminals
AN705 Application Notes Si9910 Adaptive Power MOSFET Driver Improves Performance in High-Voltage Half-Bridge Applications
AN709 Application Notes Designing with the Si9976DY N-Channel Half-Bridge Driver and LITTLE FOOT Dual MOSFETs
AN710 Application Notes High-Efficiency Buck Converter for Notebook Computers
AN714 Application Notes A Compact Controller for Brushless DC Motors
AN716 Application Notes Designing with Siliconix PC Card (PCMCIA) Power Interface Switches
AN720 Application Notes Si9986 Buffered H-Bridge
AN723 Application Notes Design A High Performance Buck or Boost Converter with Si9165
AN724 Application Notes Designing A High-Frequency, Self-Resonant Reset Forward DC/DC For Telecom Using Si9118/9 PWM/PSM Controller
AN727 Application Notes High-Frequency, High-Efficiency Buck Converter Design for Multi-Cell Battery Configured Systems Using Si9167
AN729 Application Notes Designing A High-Frequency, Higher-Power Buck/Boost Converter for Multi-Cell Input Configurations Using Si9168
AN737 Application Notes Si9988 Buffered H-Bridge
Application Note Application Notes FPGA Power Supply Considerations - Power ICs

MOSFETs

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Application Note AN845 Application Notes Matching System Dead Time to MOSFET Parameters in ZVS Circuits
AN801 Application Notes Designing with LITTLE FOOT Power MOSFETs in Surface-Mount (SO-8) Packages
AN802 Application Notes Low-Voltage Motor Drive Designs Using N-Channel Dual MOSFETs
AN803 Application Notes Thermal Characteristics of Siliconixs LITTLE FOOT Family of
AN804 Application Notes P-Channel MOSFETs, the Best Choice for High-Side Switching
AN805 Application Notes Power MOSFETs Optimized for Low-Voltage DC/DC Conversion
AN810 Application Notes A Simple Solution for Switching Multiple Power Sources in Notebook Computers
AN817 Application Notes A discrete Approach to Battery Charging for Cellular Phones
AN818 Application Notes Single-Channel TSOP-6, Alternate Package for Products Utilizine the 1206-8 Single-Channel ChipFET
AN607 Application Notes DC-to-DC Design Guide
AN611 Application Notes Development of a Lead (Pb)-Free Soldering Process for PolarPAK
AN610 Application Notes PolarPAK Solder Joint Reliability Based On Thermal Fatigue
AN829 Application Notes PolarPAK Thermal Impedence (Rth) vs. Heat Sink Assembly Clamping Torque
AN828 Application Notes Working with PolarPAK In-Lab Soldering and Re-Working Recommendations
AN830 Application Notes Current Ratings for Vishay MOSFETs
Application Note AN949 Application Notes Current Rating of Power Semiconductors
AN833 Application Notes Switching Analysis of Synchronous Rectifier MOSFETs With Phase-Shifted Full-Bridge Converter and Current DoublerPhase-Shifted Full-Bridge Converter and Current Doubler
Application Note AN826 Application Notes Recommended Minimum Pad Patterns with Outline Drawing Access for Vishay Siliconix MOSFETs
Application Note 835 Application Notes PCB Design and Surface-Mount Assembly Guidelines for MICRO FOOT® Packages
AN836 Application Notes Selection of MOSFETs for DC/DC Synchronous Buck Controllers
Application Note AN1005 Application Notes Power MOSFET Avalanche Design Guidelines
Application Note AN839 Application Notes Guidelines for Handling Failed Power MOSFETs on PCB Assemblies
Application Note AN842 Application Notes Using an Electro-Thermal Model for Vishay Siliconix Power MOSFETs on a PSpice Platform
Application Note AN841 Application Notes Electro-Thermal Simulation of Vishay Siliconix Power MOSFETs on a PSpice Platform
Application Note AN844 Application Notes How to Select the Right MOSFET for Power Factor Correction Applications
Application Note Application Notes Two-Switch Forward Converter: Operation, FOM, and MOSFET Selection Guide

MOSFETs, MOSFETs, Automotive

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AN601 Application Notes Unclamped Inductive Switching Rugged MOSFETs for Rugged Envi
AN819 Application Notes MOSFET Thermal Characterization in the Application
AN820 Application Notes Temperature Sensing MOSFET
AN605 Application Notes Power MOSFET Basics: Understanding MOSFET Characteristics Associated with the Figure of Merit
AN825 Application Notes The Solderability of the PowerPAK SO-8 and PowerPAK 1212-8 using different solder pasts and profiles
AN827 Application Notes Torque Recommendations for TO-220 Devices
Application Note AN608 Application Notes MOSFET DC/DC Design Guide
AN609 Application Notes Thermal Simulation of Power MOSFETs on the P-Spice Platform
Application Note AN832 Application Notes ThermaSim 3.0 User Guide for Power MOSFETs
Application Note AN834 Application Notes Estimating Junction Temperature by Top Surface Temperature in Power MOSFETs
Application Note AN838 Application Notes Using P-SPICE Models for Vishay Siliconix Power MOSFETs
Application Note AN910 Application Notes Power MOSFET Failures in Automotive Applications
Application Note AN911 Application Notes Power MOSFET in High-Side Operating Modes, Possible Failure Modes, and Failure Signatures
Application Note AN912 Application Notes Power MOSFET in UIS/Avalance Applications
AN913 Application Notes The PowerPAK SO-8L: A Package with Thermo-Mechanical Resilience
Application Note AN914 Application Notes "PowerPAK 1212-8", The Proven Automotive Package
Application Note AN917 Application Notes Dual-Channel LITTLE FOOT 6-Pin SC-70 MOSFET Copper Leadframe Version Recommended Pad Pattern and Thermal Performance 175 °C Rated Part
Application Note AN840 Application Notes "The Next Step" for Failure Analysis of Vishay Siliconix Power MOSFET

Optoelectronics, IR Receivers for Remote Control

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Application Note Application Notes Vishay's TSDP Receiver Series for Infrared Data Communications
Application Note Application Notes VSOP98260 for IR Code Learning Applications

Optoelectronics, LCD/Plasma/Touch/LED Display

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Technical Notes Technical Notes LED Backlight and LCD Color Matching List

Optoelectronics, LEDs

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Application Note 02_01 TELUX Application Notes Specification, Thermal management and design-in
Application Note Little Star Application Notes Specification, Handling, Thermal Management and Design-In

Optoelectronics, Optical Sensors

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Application Note Application Notes Reflective Sensor Application Note
Application Note Application Notes Application of Optical Sensors - Transmissive
Application Note Application Notes VCNL4000, VCNL4010, and VCNL4020 Demo Kit
Application Note Application Notes Extended Detection Range with VCNL Family of Proximity Sensors
Application Note Application Notes C++ Software Code for VCNL4010, VCNL4020, and VCNL3020
Application Note Application Notes Designing VCNL4010 into an Application
Application Note Application Notes VCNL4000, VCNL4010, and VCNL4020 Demo Kit Installation Guide
Application Note Application Notes Designing VCNL4020 into an Application
Application Note Application Notes Designing VCNL3020 into an Application
Application Note Application Notes Software for Android Platform VCNL4020 and VCNL3020
Application Note Application Notes VCNL4020 Proximity Sensor - Gesture Control Sensor Board
Application Note Application Notes Sensor Starter Kit User Guide

Optoelectronics, Optocouplers / Isolators

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Application Note 42 Application Notes Optocouplers in Switching Power Supplies
Application Note 91 Application Notes IGBT/MOSFET Gate Drive Optocoupler
Application Note 73 Application Notes High-Speed/Logic Gate Optocoupler (SFH67XX Series)
Application Note 45 Application Notes How to Use Optocoupler Normalized Curves
Application Note 48 Application Notes Optocoupler for Safe Electrical Isolation to DIN EN 60747-5-2 (VDE 0884)/DIN EN 60747-5-5 Pending
Application Note 53 Application Notes Optocouplers Isolate Modem Data Access Arrangement
Application Note 02 Application Notes Application Examples
Application Note 43 Application Notes Design Guidelines for Optocoupler Safety Agency Compliance
Application Note 71 Application Notes 10 MBd High-Speed Optocoupler Design Guide
Application Note 59 Application Notes Solid-State Relays Input Resistor Selection
Application Note 65 Application Notes Telecom Switches
Application Note 66 Application Notes Solid-State Relays Modem Line Interface Solutions
Application Note 69 Application Notes Solid-State Relay Metallic On-State Surge Performance
Application Note 35 Application Notes Understanding dV/dt in Phototriacs
Application Note 34 Application Notes Designing with Phototriacs
Application Note 50 Application Notes Designing Linear Amplifiers Using the IL300 Optocoupler
Application Note 54 Application Notes Isolated Industrial Current Loop Using the IL300 Linear
Application Note 55 Application Notes Optoelectronic Feedback Control Techniques for Linear and Switch Mode Power Supplies
Application Note 83 Application Notes Optocoupler Common Mode Transient Immunity (CMTI) - Theory and Practical Solutions
Application Note 33 Application Notes VO3526 Power Phototriac Design Considerations
Application Note 41 Application Notes Faster Switching from Standard Couplers
Application Note 08 Application Notes Thermal Characteristics of Optocouplers
Application Note 32 Application Notes Thermal Characteristics of Power Phototriac
Application Note 60 Application Notes Solid State Relay Design Using VO1263
PhotoTriac FAQs FAQ Frequently asked questions for PhotoTriacs

Optoelectronics, Photo Detectors

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Application Note Application Notes Ambient Light Sensors - Circuit and Window Design

Optoelectronics, Solid-State Relays

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Application Note 67 Application Notes Stacking Our Solid-State Relays for Higher Switching Voltages
Application Note 56 Application Notes Solid-State Relays
Application Note 57 Application Notes Solid-State Relays Overvoltage Protection
Application Note 58 Application Notes Solid-State Relays Current Limit Performance
Application Note 61 Application Notes Solid-State Relay Parallel and DC Operation
Application Note 64 Application Notes Using the LH1525 and LH1526 (Dual) Solid-State Relay

Power Modules, Diode Modules

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Application Note Application Notes Mounting Instructions for ADD-A-PAK Generation VII
Application Note Application Notes Mounting Instructions for SOT-227 Modules
Application Note Application Notes Mounting Instructions for MAGN-A-PAK, Super MAGN-A-PAK, and MAP Block
Application Note Application Notes Mounting Instructions for TO-244 Modules
Application Note Application Notes Mounting Instructions for HALF-PAK (D-67) Modules

Power Modules, IGBT Modules

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Application Note Application Notes Mounting Instructions for INT-A-PAK Modules
Application Note Application Notes Mounting Instructions for ECONO2 Modules
Application Note AN-0801 Application Notes Mounting Instructions for MTP Modules
Application Note Application Notes Mounting Instructions for EMIPAK-1B and EMIPAK-2B Modules
Mounting Instructions for Double INT-A-PAK Modules Application Notes Mounting Instructions for Double INT-A-PAK Modules
Application Note Application Notes Mounting Instructions for Dual INT-A-PAK Low Profile Modules
Application Note Application Notes Mounting Instructions for Single In-Line Package Modules

Passive Components

Capacitors, Aluminum

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Application Note Application Notes Handling IR Emitters and Photo Detector Bare Die
Application Note Application Notes Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors for Traction Applications

Capacitors, Ceramic

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Application Note Application Notes Space-Saving HVArc Guard® Capacitors for Passive Snubber Applications
Application Note Application Notes Preventing Capacitor Arc-Over in Lighting Applications with HVArc Guard® MLCCs
Application Note Application Notes HVArc Guard® Surface-Mount Capacitors for Low-Power Voltage Multiplier Applications
Tech Note TN-0029 Technical Notes Vishay Vitramon MLCC End Termination

Capacitors, Film

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Application Note Application Notes Soldering Guidelines for Film Capacitors
Application Note Application Notes AC Film Capacitors in Connection with the Mains
Application Note Application Notes Voltage Proof Test for Metalized Film Capacitors

Capacitors, Tantalum

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Application Note Application Notes AC Ripple Current Calculations-Solid Tantalum Capacitors
Application Note Application Notes Capacitance Change with Applied DC Voltage
Application Note Application Notes Pad Guidelines for High-Rel Solid Tantalum Capacitors
Application Note Application Notes Molded Pad Guidelines for Tantalum Capacitors
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ Solid Tantalum Capacitors:Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ HE3 Wet Tantalum Capacitors:Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Technical Note Technical Notes DC Leakage Failure Mode
Tantalum Capacitors Technical Notes Replacing Components Using a Soldering Iron
Lead Elimination in Tantalum Capacitors Technical Notes Vishay Sprague Tantalum Capacitor Division, Lead Elimination Program
Technical Note Technical Notes Mounting for Through-hole Components
Technical Note Technical Notes Tantalum Capacitors and Moisture Sensitivity

Capacitors, Thin Film

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Technical Note Technical Notes RFCS – Silicon SMD RF Capacitor

Magnetics, Inductors

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Application Note Application Notes Overview of IHLP Manufacturing Standards
Application Note Application Notes Using IHLPs in Automotive Applications
Application Note Application Notes Selecting IHLP Composite Inductors for Non-Isolated Converters Utilizing Vishay’s Application Sheet
Application Note Application Notes IHLP Selection Example
Application Note Application Notes IHLP Selection Example

Other Components, Chip Antenna

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Application Note Application Notes EVK 3505 User Guide
Application Note Application Notes EVK 6040 User Guide
Application Note Application Notes VJ 3505 GSM Interference Immune Tuning Circuit
Application Note Application Notes VJ 3505 Layout Design Principles
Application Note Application Notes VJ 6040 Layout Design Principles
Application Note Application Notes VJ 6040 GSM Interference Immune Tuning Circuit
Application Note Application Notes VJ 6040 Mobile Digital TV UHF Antenna Evaluation Board
Application Note Application Notes VJ 6040 Tuning Circuit and Channel Selection

Other Components, Fuses

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Technical Note Technical Notes Overcurrent Protection with Thin Film Resistors Technology

Other Components, Hybrids and Substrates

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Application Note Application Notes Cost-effective High Volume Interconnect Thin Film Substrate Solutions
Technical Note Technical Notes Applications and Design of Plated and Filled Via Circuits
Technical Note Technical Notes An Introduction to Substrate PIMIC Technology
Technical Note Technical Notes Thin Film High-Density Integration (HDI) Design Guidelines

Other Components, Igniters

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Application Note Application Notes EPIC: Electro-Pyrotechnic Initiator Chip Resistor

Resistors, Linear

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Applicaton Note Application Notes Low Value Power Metal Strip Resistors - DC/DC Converter
Technical Note Technical Notes Thermal EMF for Low Ohmic Value Resistors

Resistors, Linear, Carbon Film

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Technical Note Technical Notes Pulse Load Handling for Fixed Linear Resistors
Technical Note Technical Notes Chip Fuse Developments for Secondary Circuit Protection

Resistors, Linear, Metal film

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Application Note Application Notes Basics of Linear Fixed Resistors
Technical Note Technical Notes Drift Calculation for Thin Film Resistors

Resistors, Linear, Power Metal Strip

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Application Note Application Notes Low Value Power Metal Strip Resistors - Intelligent LI-ion Rechargeable Battery

Resistors, Linear, Thick film

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Application Note Application Notes Pulse Capabilities for Thick Film Power Resistors
Application Note Application Notes LPS Power Thick Film Resistors Mounting Instructions and Thermal Considerations
Application Note Application Notes Using Laser Trimmable Resistors

Resistors, Linear, Thin Film

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Application Note Application Notes Resistors in Microwave Applications
Application Note Application Notes Power Dissipation in High Precision Vishay Sfernice Chip Resistors and Arrays (P Thin Film, , PRA Arrays, CHP Thick Film)
Application Note Application Notes Power Dissipation Considerations in High Precision Vishay Sfernice Thin Film Chips Resistors and Arrays (P, PRA etc...) (High Temperature Applications)
Application Note Application Notes MELF Resistors - The World’s Most Reliable and Predictable, High-Performing Film Resistors
Application Note Application Notes High Frequency MELF Resistors in Microwave Applications
Technical Note Technical Notes Vishay Thin Film Lead Free Wraparound Process
Technical Note Technical Notes Frequency Response of Thin Film Chip Resistors
Technical Note Technical Notes Vishay Thin Film Engineering Test Report - PTN Chip Resistor - Surge Immunity Testing
Technical Note Technical Notes Vishay Dale Thin Film PLT Chip Resistor - Surge Immunity Testing
Technical Note Technical Notes Vishay Dale Thin Film PTN Chip Resistors Theta J Test Report

Resistors, Linear, Wirewound

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Application Note Application Notes NSR Noise Suppressors - Wirewound Resistors
Application Note Application Notes Application of Leaded Resistors in Energy Meters
Application Note Application Notes Z302 Axial Cemented Wirewound Safety Resistor
Application Note Application Notes Z300-C Cemented Axial Wirewound Resistor for Surge Control in Energy Meters
Application Note Application Notes Application of AC03..CS, AC05..CS (UL Approved) Leaded Wirewound Safety Fusible Resistors in Energy Meters

Resistors, Networks and Arrays

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Application Note Application Notes Thermal Management in Surface-Mounted Resistor Applications
Application Note Application Notes Increasing Accuracy in Feedback Circuits and Voltage Dividers with Thin Film Chip Resistor Arrays
Technical Note Technical Notes Vishay Dale Thin Film Land Patterns

Resistors, Non-Linear

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Application Note Application Notes PTC Application Lighting
Application Note Application Notes Fast Charging Control and Battery Pack Protection with NTC Temperature Sensing
Application Note Application Notes NTC Thermistors: An Overview
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ FAQ on Temperature Sensing and NTC Thermistors
Technical Note Technical Notes Varistors Introduction

Resistors, Variable

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Application Note Application Notes Wirewound Rheostats and Potentiometers Characteristics
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