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Passive Plus Inc. Component Distributors Inc.
Broadband and Ultra-Broadband Capacitors

Broadband Multilayer Capacitors

CDI is very excited to announce Passive Plus Broadband Capacitors!!
Passive Plus has developed a series of Broadband and Ultra-Broadband capacitors – the 0402BB103, 0402BB104, and 0201BB104 – intended primarily for coupling RF signals or bypassing them to ground over extraordinarily large RF bandwidths.

Applications for the BB series are primarily found in the so-called "signal integrity" market:

  • Optoelectronics/high- speed data
  • ROSA/TOSA (Transmit/Receive optical subassemblies)
  • SONET (Synchronous Optical Networks)
  • Broadband test equipment
  • Broadband microwave and millimeter wave amplifiers and oscillators

In general, best results are achieved by capacitors that are close in width to that of the transmission line trace. Most trace widths on commonly used substrates that must function well above 12 GHz lie in the 8- to 24-mil range, and so 0402 and 0201 SMT devices are well suited to the applications.

Customers requiring surface-mountable, 10 nF or 100 nF X7R capacitors that provide resonance-free, low insertion loss, low reflection operation over extremely large RF bandwidths will be well served by Passive Plus’s BB series.

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