Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ceramic Chip Capacitors

For those of us who do RF engineering, there’s nothing like the feel of a low ESR ceramic chip cap held in tweezers in one hand and a fine tip soldering iron held in the other punctuated by the tangy aroma of pine rosin. Ahhh! Open any electronic device you own and you’ll find the printed circuit board populated with these little gems. Want to learn more?

This is a really cool webpage on ceramic chip capacitors: how they’re made, how they work, and typical results from the clever folks at Johanson Dielectrics. Simple enough for a novice, but even a veteran will probably learn a thing or two. Hat tip: Evil Mad Scientist Labs.

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