Features & Benefits
- 0306, 0508, 0612 sizes utilizing X7R, X7S, X6S or X5R dielectrics
- Voltage Ratings: 4, 6.3, 10, 16, 25, 50V
- Capacitance Range: 0.001µF (min) – 3.3µF (max)
- ESL is typically reduced 60% or more with an LICC versus a standard MLCC
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 side of its rectangular shape. 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.