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how many caps required for 3.3V rail for 500ma?

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mav1234

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How much capacitance do I need on 3.3V rail with loading of ~500mA?

I have 22uF caps that I can use.

In general, what is a good rule of thumb on how much capacitance required based on a voltage rail and its current value?
 

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It depends to the power supply type, for example if you use a ldo linear regulator like LM2931 for 3.3V you certainly need a capacitor greater than 100uF. It depends also to the load type (low/high frequency, resitive - inductive ecc) and to the load regulation perfomance you need. Be more specific pelase.
 
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