Capacitors Channel Broad Bandwidths

May 14, 2013
Broadband capacitors are usable over wide operating-temperature ranges at frequencies as high as 50 GHz.

Broadband capacitors in the 0402BB103, 0402BB104, and 0201BB104 lines from Passive Plus are intended for coupling extremely broadband RF/microwave signals or for bypassing them over wide bandwidths. These “BB” series capacitors are suitable for applications in the “signal integrity” market; for circuits handling high-speed data; in transmit/receive assemblies; in optical networks; in broadband test equipment; and in high-frequency amplifiers and oscillators. These miniature, surface-mount-technology (SMT) capacitors are usable with signals at kHz frequencies through high GHz ranges at operating temperatures from -55 to +85°C. The 0201BB104 models, for example, are supplied in a 0201 case size and provide low-loss, resonant free operation (at their 3-dB points) from 16 kHz through beyond 50 GHz.

Passive Plus, Inc., 88 Green St., Huntington, NY 11743; (631) 425-0938, FAX: (631) 425-0847, e-mail: [email protected], www.passiveplus.com.

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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