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This paper describes an automated test configuration that is used for rapid characterization of the equivalent series resistance (ESR) of ceramic multilayer capacitors. The primary components in this system are a coaxial resonant line, an HP 8753D vector network analyzer, and a personal computer. Sample measurements are provided for several 1206 style capacitors, and the trends in ESR versus the internal capacitor architecture are presented.
Date of Conference: 3-4 Dec. 1998