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what does PPm/deg celcius denoted when mentioned in spec.

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Roshan kumar

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Pls explain what does PPM/celcius denotes(means) when it is mentioned in the specification of
a) Resistance
b) Capacitor

For example
a) 200ohm,0805,+/-5%,100ppm
b)27pf,0805,0 +/- 60ppm/deg celcius

Re: what does PPm/deg celcius denoted when mentioned in spec

PPM is parts per million.
I've seen it used in oscillators.
http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Detail&name=X062-ND
where its rated at 20MHz ±30ppm/deg C
So your value(20MHz) can be off by +-30 hertz per million hertz per deg C.
Which is deceiving, because at reference temp you still have that tolerance.
so for this example
http://www.ecsxtal.com/store/pdf/hc49u.pdf
at 25C(the reference temp) the crystal is within spec if
from 20,000,600 to 19999400 that is 30*20=600

now if we move 1C away from reference.
so at 26C the crystal is within spec if
from 20,001,200 to 19998800 that is 30*20*2=1200
the is 2 is coming from 1 + change from ref temp.

for the resister I would guess that it is ohms per million ohms per deg C
for the cap I would guess that it is pF per million pF per deg C((just a guess))

Re: what does PPm/deg celcius denoted when mentioned in spec

Roshan kumar,
Let Xi be the value at an initial temperature Ti. Then for every 1 Deg C change in temperature from the initial temperature Ti, X will change by an amount equal to [ppm/1000000] * Xi.
Regards,
Kral

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