SMD Ceramic Capacitors vs Film Capacitors Cheat Sheet

As technologies continues to advance, MLCC's capacitance ranges continue to increase across all dielectrics. The NP0/C0G dielectric's capacitance range is now increasing due to technological improvements. These improvements allows engineers to use NP0/C0G MLCC's in smaller and tighter areas on the circuit board where film capacitors are required.

This one page resource provides you insight into the advantages and disadvantages of using NP0/C0G MLCC's and Film Capacitors. This document is meant to be a quick resource for engineers when deciding whether to use the different capacitor types.

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SMD Ceramic Capacitors vs Film Capacitors Cheat Sheet