How to Create a Non-Ideal Capacitor SPICE Model

May 25, 2022

Non-Ideal capacitor models incorporate resistive and inductive parasitics. The non-ideal behavior of a capacitor is due to imperfections within the capacitor's material that create resistance causing the capacitor to dissipate energy. This can be represented in a circuit with a resistor in parallel (RP) as well as a resistance (ESR) and inductance (ESL) in series with the capacitor (C).

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