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What does ppm stand for ?

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What is "ppm"

When talking about temperature coefficient of electronic components, they are always specified in ppm.

What is it? Please give a explanation.

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Re: What is "ppm"

ppm=parts per million
 

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Re: What is "ppm"

would u please give us a clear example abt PPM meaning
 

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If a componennt has 100ppm temp. coeficient it means that if the temperature will change with 1 degree celsius from a reference temperature then the value of the component will change with 100ppm which means with +/- 0.0001xcomponent value.

For example a resistor of 100k will become 100k +/-10 R (100,000x0.0001)

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Re: What is "ppm"

example for 1 p p m :

i measure a lenght of 1 000 000 meters and i have an error of 1 meter !!

thrue length is 9 999 999 < value < 1 000 001 ...

for 2 p p m

thrue lenght is 9 999 998 < value < 1 000 002

and ....

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history

As science developed and measurements and manufacturing became more precise, the characterization of error less than 1% when expressed in % had a lot of leading zeros. In order to make the numbers more manageable, parts per million were introduced. When things became more precise parts in 10^n type formats were introduced.


This measurement can also be used to show the ratio of a small quantity mixed in a larger quantity, either by number of molecules or by weight. Gas detectors are rated in the ppm concentrations they can detect.
 

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mtawab74 - i do switchers... as for seminars. - sure i have some - what have you read? i can probably send you some stuff, but unless you like switchers it's not too interesting.
 

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Re: What is "ppm"

ppm is part per millions.
is an specification for devices that said the quality.
Ex. the oscillator is +-50ppm means that if your frequency is 10 mhz you can have an error of +- 500 Hz.
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1PPM=1/1000000;
Example:+/-50PPM means that the actul value may be
(x)-(50/1000000)*(x)<=(x)<=(x)+(50/1000000)*(x);
 

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if you call x is your expect value,
y is your real value
so ppm = abs(x-y)/x
 

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Re: What is "ppm"

another thing to remember is that PPM is a linear relationship. in simulation software you find this as the "linear temperature coefficient". there are quadratic and exponential temperature coefficients too.

but datasheets usually have only the linear relationship

Mr.Cool
 

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