If you are depositing dielctric layers using RF and DC (or AC) power simultaneously, you run the great risk of damaging your DC supply and/or creating interference problems. A well designed and constructed “Blocking Filter” will prevent these issues from occurring.

Here is an example:

RF_Blocking_Filter_PZXT

The filter enables the low-frequency DC to pass to your sputter source while blocking the high-frequency RF from migrating back into the DC portion of your power delivery set-up.

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