Chip resistors are integrated circuit devices, manufactured in square or rectangular chip packages. Resistors are components that oppose the flow of electrical current that gets to much or overflows. Chip resistors are used to protect,operate or control circuits.Chip resistors make up the building blocks of many modern electronic devices.
Chip resistors are particularly surface mount devices, which means they are mounted directly to a printed circuit board. Chip resistors are almost always round or rectangular, altthough this determines their power ratings.
Every single chip resistor has its own set of advantages and disadvanages and they use a variety of technology and construction types.