PIT: Discrete Passives

vision

development

will langford

cba

## + assembly

## = phase lag and phase lead

### What is the goal?

To demonstrate the possibility of making passive electronic components (i.e., capacitors and inductors) from interlocking discrete parts.

### To accomplish this, what question(s) will you answer?

How do you create pure electronic components out of a small set (e.g., two) discrete parts?

For a given unit volume (e.g., 5mm^2 for SOIC pitch) what is the max/min capacitance, inductance, and resistance?

### What technique(s) will you use to answer them?

### What is the prior art?

Post, Peek

Hiller, Lipson

Whitesides

### How will you evaluate the results?

Purity of electronic compenent (e.g., how little resistance and inductance can a discretely assembled capacitor have?)

Density of electronic compenent (e.g., how much capacitance/inductance per unit volume is possible?)