Re: [SI-LIST] : LICA capacitors

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From: Mike Hughes (mike.hughes@analog.com)
Date: Thu Nov 16 2000 - 12:30:40 PST


I had some LICA samples from AVX but I never used them. The distributor was not
willing to sell the small quantities that I needed.

To me, the drawback is the array footprint (which is how they get low
inductance). If you put this footprint on a board, you will never be able to
substitute a regular cap in it's place (if you can't get the LICA's when you
need them).

A good compromise is the reverse aspect ratio caps, 0508, 0612, etc. They have
lower inductance and you would be able to substitute regular chip caps if you
need to. For example the inductance of an 0508 is lower than a 0805 but not as
low as a LICA.

"Greim, Michael" wrote:
>
> Aren't these the caps that while having alot
> of promise also have the virtue of being made
> of both unavailium and unafordium.
>
> obligatory 8-)
>
> MG
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yuan Li [mailto:YSLI@altera.com]
> Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2000 1:43 PM
> To: 'si-list@silab.eng.sun.com'
> Subject: [SI-LIST] : LICA capacitors
>
> Hello,
>
> Has anyone known or used LICA capacitors? LICA = Low Inductance Capacitors.
> I would appreciate any info on this.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Yuan

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