Energy and Power Handling Capabilities of Thin Film and Ceramic Capacitors

Energy and Power Handling Capabilities of Thin Film and Ceramic Capacitors
Written By: Ben Smith

Abstract:
A continual growth of uncertainty and misconception has been prevalent in determining the power and energy capabilities of both ceramic and silicon capacitors. As today’s systems are subjected to increasingly more stringent requirements, designers are faced with numerous situations where the components that are used dictate design configurations. This paper addresses the concepts associated with a capacitor’s ability to withstand power and energy. Both theoretical and empirical models are developed and used to provide design guidelines.
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