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Subject: Re: Bypass Capacitor

Date: 08/21/03 at 3:24 PM
Posted by: Eric Pepin
E-mail: ericp[AT55]cdesyst-m.qc.ca (replace [AT55] with @ to reply)
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In Reply to: Re: Bypass Capacitor posted by shiv on 08/20/03 at 10:45 PM:

hi !

the low value ceramic cap (near the ic) is used to reset the ic (cuz when you power up everything, small caps like those act as a little short circuit (only for some mS), therefore, it causes the ic to reset).... and the big caps near the supply is used to minimize dv/dt... as you probably know, caps are made to do so, therefore, higher is the cap (near the source), less dv you will have in your circuit (witch is a good thing...)

hope this was helpful

regards,
Eric


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