NIC Components Technical Libraries

NIC Components Corp. provides you with valuable information and tools for all of our products.

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Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors Application Guides (Use and Precautions):

General Application & Characteristics Guides

Surface Mount (SMT) Application & Characteristics Guides

Temperature Characteristics

Lifetime Characteristics:

PCB Soldering:

LDD - Leaded Product Specific Information

Component Marking:

General Information:

  • Test Conditions:
  • Aging Characteristics
  • Temperature Coefficients
  • Flammability
  • Voltage Coefficient
  • Capacitor Parameters:

  • Voltage Coefficient Comparisons & Solutions

    Review and comparison of typical voltage coefficient of High Capacitance value MLCCs (X7R, X5R & Y5V) capacitors as compare to electrolytic and film capacitors. 

    • Capacitance value decrease, due to voltage coeffiicent, is often overlooked (or unknown) to circuit design engineers.
    • This presentation illustrates the typical unstable voltage coefficient of X7R, X5R & Y5V MLCCs, as compared to stable voltage coefficient of Film capacitors and Electrolytic capacitors

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    Piezoelectric Noise: MLCC Ringing ‐ Singing

    Possible solutions for reducing or eliminating MLCC ringing – singing issues

    • Modified PCB materials or layout
    • Lower K Dielectric MLCCs
    • SMT Film Capacitors

    This presentation includes typical performance comparisons of ceramic MLCCs to SMT film capacitors covering; Voltage Coefficient, Temperature Coefficient, Leakage Current, Noise (distortion) & Dielectric Absorption 

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    Surface Mount (SMT) Ceramic Chip Capacitor Product Specific Information:


    PCB Soldering:

    Ceramic Chip Capacitors

    Component Cracking:

    Related Guidelines:

    1. Alternates to SMT Tantalum Chip Capacitors
    2. Component Cracking:  Mechanical Flexure Cracking Guideline  Leaded Product Specific Information

    Leaded Product Specific Information

    Component Marking:

    Taping Specs:

    10KVDC & Higher VDC Rated Ceramic Disc Precautions and Handling Guideline