Does parasitic capacitance of a microstrip trace add to the value of a physical capacitor on the same trace?
If one sees it as a series element, then it would seriously reduce the value of all capacitors that has a bigger capacitance value than the trace. If one sees it a parallel element, then the trace capacitance would add to the value of the capacitor. I guess the latter must be right, but I'd really like to get some opinions on how this works.
The same goes for inductors.