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Bottom Terminated, Low Inductance Ceramic Chip Capacitor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052506D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Humenik, JN [+details]

Abstract

Decoupling capacitors serve as sources of readily available power for the switching of logic chips. These capacitors discharge rapidly to provide the switching current, and then are recharged by an external power source. The switching speed of the logic circuit is thus closely related to the inductance of the current path between the chip and the capacitor.