Passive Plus Introduces Broadband Capacitor Series for Operation up to 67 GHz

Passive Plus Inc (PPI) has introduced a series of Broadband Capacitors in 4 different case sizes that can be used for applications with frequencies from 16 kHz to > 67 GHz. The new capacitors, 01005BB, 0201BB, 0402BB, and 0805BB are available in Values of 10nF (10,000 pF) and 100nF (100,000 pF). They are intended primarily for coupling RF signals or, occasionally, for bypassing them to ground, while blocking DC. The applications for which they are intended require small, surface-mountable devices that provide low RF impedances, i.e., low insertion losses and reflections, across extremely large RF bandwidths and temperatures typically ranging from -55 to +125° C.

Applications for the Broadband series are primarily found in the "signal integrity" market - these include:

  • 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

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