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November 8, 2011 AT 10:20 am

Gaussian Resistors

Gaussian Resistors @ EEVblog..

Just how far out is that +/-1% metal film resistor you are using?
Is it just random?
Does it follow the classic bell shaped Gaussian response?
What are the odds of getting one that’s spot on, or right out at the limits?
Dave thought he’d find out, the hard way…


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2 Comments

  1. http://www.edn.com/article/509250-7_solution.php

  2. forgot to actually comment! I wish he would have used 10% to see how much of a clear separation there is.

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