Film Resistor and Capacitor Failures Modes and Distributions


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Posted: August 27, 2018 | Completed: August 27, 2018
In what failure mode do film resistors, CDR ceramic capacitors, and CWR tantalum capacitors most often fail in and what is the distribution breakdowns for each mode?

DSIAC was asked to investigate film resistor drift and the percentage of resistance value realized in that failure mode. A similar search for the failure modes and subsequent failure mode distributions of specific types of capacitors (CDR ceramic and CWR dry tantalum) was requested. DSIAC utilized open source information and reports in the DTIC R&E Gateway, as well as subject matter expert input, to answer this question.  Failure modes for various resistor types is investigated in this report and additional, relevant resources are noted.

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