Effective Use of Ceramic Capacitor Tuning Sticks for Impedance Matching

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  • Author: Saroj K. Patro, Yatin Buch, & Ravi B. Kishore
This article explains how to make use of the well known industry standard multi-layer ceramic capacitors of larger pad size, includ-ing the self-inductance effect of the lead lengths. The article also describes an effective way of calculating resonance effects in the frequency band of interest so as to transform that para-sitic effect into smaller size, more cost effec-tive, low loss capacitors. Practical results are also demonstrated to support the theory.