Re: [SI-LIST] : Bulk Caps -> Inductor? -> Plane

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From: Silvio ORSI (
Date: Fri Apr 14 2000 - 08:33:06 PDT

What worries me about using bulk capacitors with different capacitance
in parallel as in the picture you sent is well described in the following
(look expecially picture 5 on page 3)

I hope this helps!

On Tue, 11 Apr 2000, mjs wrote:

> I am not sure if the list accepts attachments, but here goes.
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> it visible at (16k)
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> The attached gif show a snip from a schematic currently in layout.
> The transformer shows the secondary of the SMPS, connected
> to a whole mess of bulk capacitance, especially on +5V net.
> Please note L202 series inductor inserted between the bulk capacitance and
> the connection to the power plane. This worries me most. There seems to
> be no valid reason to stuff series inductance between the bulk and the
> plane. Further, all the local ceramic IC pin bypass will also have to
> suck current through that same inductor. Seems like a terrible idea to
> me. Comments welcome.
> Matt Stanik
> Sr. PCB Design Eng.
> Charles Industries, Ltd.

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