The Clemson Vehicular Electronics Laboratory

Low Inductance Capacitor Designs

a low-inductance capacitor

The inductance associated with getting electric charge into and out of a capacitor is generally much more important than the value of the capacitor at high frequencies. The best high frequency capacitor designs generally employ a package that minimizes the connection inductance for a given application. This project reviewed trends in VLSI packaging and developed low-inductance capacitors optimized for future applications.


B.-H. Lee, M.-C. Park, H.-C. Kwak, H. Ke and T. Hubing, “Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Chip, Multilayer Chip Capacitor and Semiconductor Integrated Circuit Chip Package,” U.S. Patent 8,304,854, Nov. 6, 2012.