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Viable alternative for expensive MLCC capacitor?

I'm thinking of building and selling a product which uses a DC-DC isolator. I've been prototyping with Recom RI3 3W Isolated DC-DC Converter Through Hole, Vin 5 V dc, Vout 9V dc, I/O isolation 1kV. ...
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Problem about the price of some SMD components

I'm finding for some SMD components such as MLCC(Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitor)s. I tried to find both inexpensive and regularly-sized(which in my words this mean 'comfortable to solder with my hands',...
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Weird behavior of the MLCC capacitor after soldering

It's my first time using this capacitor. Before soldering, the capacitance measured only around 6uF. But after soldering and desoldering, the capacitance became 9uF around, and stable. I tested ...
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Difference between same value ceramic capacitors from different manufacturers

I want to know the impact of the Ceramic capacitor parameters. I have a 4.7uF,25V,0805 capacitor from 2 suppliers Murata and TDK. on comparing the parameters i see that the highlighted parameters are ...
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Capacitance decay of SMD ceramic capacitors

I want to use a 330nF X7R ceramic capacitor for an analog circuit. Obviously the capacitance value is very important for the correct working of the circuit. I haven't found on the datasheet if these ...
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MLCC - Can I use high voltage rated caps for very low voltage scenarios?

Is there any important reason why I can`t use high voltage mulilayer ceramic capacitors for low voltage scenarios? For example 50V or 100V rated MLCCs for 3.3V DC applications? I have bad eyes, and ...
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MLCC Shortages and Work-Arounds

I do hope this post is still within the boundaries or spirit of this forum and perhaps this question is best suited for the chat instead. I'm sure we all are experiencing (in one form or another) the ...
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Where do hi-pot multipliers come from?

I am researching AC vs. DC hi-pot testing. According to UL 508 and IEEE 421.3, a hi-pot test should, among other things, subject the unit under test to 1000 volts plus twice the rated voltage of the ...
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Why do manufacturers strongly discourage using X7R capacitors in AC signal and mains filtering applications?

Recently I've seen notes in datasheets from capacitor manufacturers Kemet and AVX that recommend designers not use X7R capacitors for applications in which they will be placed across mains or used for ...
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Availability of 0.01 pF and 1 pF chip capacitor with SRF more than 15 GHz

I am working on a parasitic steerable phased array antenna, designed at 15 GHz. I need to terminate one of the array elements with a 0.01 pF chip capacitor to achieve desired steering direction. I ...
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SMD Ceramic capacitor MLCC 0805 vs 0603

I'm trying to choose the right size of smd mlcc ceramic capacitor. Two of the biggest values of my capacitors are, 4.7uF and 10uF which I first chose to be 0603 because my pcb space is very limited. ...