picofarad


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picofarad

[‚pē·kō′far·əd]
(electricity)
A unit of capacitance equal to 10-12 farad, or one-millionth of a microfarad. Also known as micromicrofarad (deprecated usage); puff (British usage). Abbreviated pF.
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A capacitive load of 4000 picofarads (pF), four times higher than the nearest competitor offering, allows test engineers to test higher capacitive loads per channel and a wider variety of ICs with different capacitances.
Previous solutions typically presented a capacitive loading of several picoFarads -- high enough to require designers to make difficult trade-offs between the level of protection provided and the resulting signal degradation at typical working data rates.
Delivering low capacitance of less than 7 picofarads (pF) at 3 V, and low leakage current of less than 0.
3 utilizes compensation diodes in a full bridge configuration to reduce the effective loading capacitance to less than 8 picoFarads.
With typical capacitance of less than eight picoFarads per line, the new device is suited to protect lines carrying signals operating at speeds over one GigaHertz.