Patent Number 8743529
A capacitor having a stem that is designed to be inserted into a single, large-diameter via hole drilled in a printed circuit board is provided, wherein the stem may have conductive rings for making the positive and negative connections to the printed circuit board power distribution planes. Inside the capacitive stem, current, or at least a portion thereof, may be carried to the main body of the capacitor through low-inductance plates that are interleaved to maximize their own mutual inductance and, therefore, minimize the connection inductance. Alternatively, the capacitor may include a coaxial stem that forms a coaxial transmission line with the anode and cathode terminals forming the inner and outer conductors.
Clemson University Research Foundation (Clemson, SC)
361/303; 361/305; 361/306.1; 361/306.3; 361/312