InterDigitated Capacitors (IDCs)

The InterDigitated Capacitor (IDC) utilizes both primary and secondary methods of reducing inductance. The IDC architecture shrinks the distance between terminations to minimize the current loop size, then further reduces inductance by creating adjacent opposing current loops. An IDC is one single capacitor with an internal structure that has been optimized for low ESL. Similar to standard MLCC versus LICCs, the reduction in ESL varies by EIA case size. Typically, for the same EIA size, an IDC delivers an ESL that is at least 80% lower than an MLCC.