IEC 60440:2012 

Method of measurement of non-linearity in resistors


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IEC 60440:2012 specifies a method of measurement and associated test conditions to assess the magnitude of non-linear distortion generated in a resistor. This method is applied if prescribed by a relevant component specification, or if agreed between a customer and a manufacturer. This International Standard cancels and replaces the Technical Report IEC/TR 60440, published in 1973. The major changes with regard to the Technical Report are:
- change of the principle parameter's term from "third harmonic attenuation" to "third harmonic ratio";
- addition of advice on the prescription of requirements in a relevant component specification;
- addition of a set of recommended measuring conditions for a specimen with a rated dissipation of less than 100 mW;
- a complete editorial revision.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2012-07-13
Available language(s)English/French
TC/SCTC 40 - Capacitors and resistors for electronic equipmentrss
ICS31.040.01 - Resistors in general
Stability date  2028
File size1193 KB

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