Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCC), also known as Chip Capacitors,
are among the most common, and most fragile, of components used in
Circuit Card Assemblies (CCAs). Flex cracking, caused by excessive
bending of the printed circuit board under the MLCC, is one of the
most common reasons for field failures in electronic devices and is
almost exclusively driven by design decisions. This calculator allows
the user to predict the probability of flex cracking and see how
adjusting certain design parameters will allow the user to avoid
this failure mechanism.
NOTE: The capacitor is assumed to be placed on the PCB at the point of greatest deflection.