06124Z225MAT2A Datasheet

Low Inductance Capacitors


The signal integrity characteristics of a Power Delivery Network (PDN) are becoming critical aspects of board level and semiconductor package designs due to higher operating frequencies, larger power demands, and the ever shrinking lower and upper voltage limits around low operating voltages. These power system challenges are coming from mainstream designs with operating frequencies of 300MHz or greater, modest ICs with power demand of 15 watts or more, and operating voltages below 3 volts.

The key physical characteristic determining equivalent series inductance (ESL) of a capacitor is the size of the current loop it creates. The smaller the current loop, the lower the ESL.
A standard surface mount MLCC is rectangular in shape with electrical terminations on its shorter sides. A Low Inductance Chip Capacitor (LICC) sometimes referred to as Reverse Geometry Capacitor (RGC) has its terminations on the longer sides of its rectangular shape.
The image on the right shows the termination differences between an MLCC and an LICC.
When the distance between terminations is reduced, the size of the current loop is reduced. Since the size of the current loop is the primary driver of inductance, an 0306 with a smaller current loop has significantly lower ESL then an 0603. The reduction in ESL varies by EIA size, however, ESL is typically reduced 60% or more with an LICC versus a standard MLCC.
AVX LICC products are available with a lead-free finish of plated Nickel/Tin.



Manufacturer information


AVX Corporation is a recognized leader in the global passive electronic component and interconnect products industry. Each year AVX Corporation accepts the challenge of helping Design Engineers create superior products for their customers utilizing AVX’s cutting edge research, design expertise and materials technology to improve performance and reduce total cost. Worldwide manufacturing capabilities in seventeen countries on four continents allows AVX to meet customers needs on a global basis. 


AVX serves a broad range of markets including: telecommunications, data processing, automotive, consumer, and medical sectors. A broad array of specialty and advanced product offerings including high power ceramic and low ESR tantalum capacitors, connectors, thick and thin film capacitors, filters, circuit protection products, RF microwave capacitors, KDP oscillators and resonators, varistors, ferrite cores and integrated passive components differentiate AVX as the passive component industry technology leader. AVX will continue to develop new products to meet the exacting demands of its leading edge customers worldwide

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