Chip SMD Resistors

Chip resistors are typically surface mount devices (SMD) in that they do not have leads like through hole technology (THT) devices. Instead, they are mounted directly onto a printed circuit board (PCB). Chip resistors are almost always square or rectangular, with the length and width of the device determining their power ratings. Chip resistors may use a variety of technology or construction types, each with significant advantages and disadvantages. Common types are thin film and thick film.