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Which type of 100nF capacitor is best for 78xx regulator output?

I use 78L12 or similar voltage regulators in a few power supplies. I use them in their basic setup, see the picture: This diagram is common for all 78xx and 78Lxx regulators. It says that output ...
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How is ESR specified on ceramic capacitors?

I'm looking for a capacitor to use as the output capacitor with the LDO regulator SP6205EM5-L-3-3. It says it requires a 2.2 µF capacitor, with an ESR less than 0.5 ohm. I've found the ...