Reverse Costing of Paratek TCP-3027 Tunable Capacitor

Reverse Costing of Paratek TCP-3027 Tunable Capacitor

  • July 2014 •
  • 85 pages •
  • Report ID: 3673856
Manufactured and sold by ON Semiconductor and based on a Paratek technology the TCP-3027 is a tunable RF capacitor of 2.7pF.

The tunable RF capacitor has a better quality factor (Q) than the standard varactor diode. The TCP-3027 is a passive tunable integrated capacitor (PTIC) packaged in a WLCSP measuring 0.87 x 0.71mm.

The tunability is due to the material called ParaScan™ by Paratek. A Barium Strontium Titanate (BST) doped ceramic is used as a dielectric in the capacitor. The ferroelectric characteristics of the ParaScan™ allows a large variation of the electric constant. Paratek has developed a specific capacitor structure and a DC bias compensation to reduce the parasitic acoustic wave.

This reverse costing report provides an estimation of the production cost of the TCP-3027. It describes the overall manufacturing process and highlights key points of innovation developed by Paratek and ON Semiconductor.