When downsizing multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) from larger case sizes down to 0201, there are several considerations. The first is supply chain availability. As customer designs get smaller, so do the requirements for the size of components like capacitors. Therefore, manufacturers like Murata are ramping up their production lines to accommodate smaller case sizes. Second are the design or technical considerations. For background on this topic, watch the following interview between Yang Jiang, Murata Product Manager, and James Lewis, element14 Presents host, as they discuss these considerations. Then watch the Workbench Wednesdays Episode, where James shows how the design considerations affect a 555-timer circuit.
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