Ceramic Capacitor

A ceramic capacitor is a fixed value capacitor with the ceramic material acting as the dielectric. It is constructed of two or more alternating layers of ceramic and a metal layer acting as the electrodes. The composition of the ceramic material defines the electrical behavior and therefore the application of the capacitors, which are divided into two stability classes:

  • Class 1 ceramic capacitors with high stability and low losses for resonant circuit application.
  • Class 2 ceramic capacitors with high volumetric efficiency for buffer, by-pass and coupling applications.

Ceramic capacitors, especially the multilayer version (MLCC), are the most produced and used capacitors in electronic equipment with a produced quantity of approximately 1000 billion pieces per year.

Moreover, some ceramic capacitors of special shapes and styles are used as capacitors for RFI/EMI suppression, as feed-through capacitors, and in larger dimensions as power capacitors for transmitters.

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