power supply Inductive choke with bypass capacitors


Posted on Feb 5, 2014

Using an inductor inline and a decoupling capacitor it`s creating essentially a series LC circuit. Now one of the properties of LC circuits is they have a resonant frequency. I modeled a LC circuit with an attached purely resistive load to simulate what the circuit did under different kinds of loads: As expected high frequency noise is very effectively reduced (if I`m not mistaken, outside the peak region it should decay at 40 dB per decade).


power supply Inductive choke with bypass capacitors
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However, there is that ominous spike at around 20 kHz where noise is actually being very effectively amplified from the resonant frequency. Is this typically not a factor when it comes to regulating power to a board Why isn`t the RC filter created using bypass capacitors enough Is it because the capacitor size required for an effective RC filter is too high Or am I missing something in my model




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