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Jul 29, 2016
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Microwaves and RF

Selecting Electromechanical and Solid-State RF Switches (.PDF Download)

Switches provide control in RF/microwave systems, turning power on and off and channeling signals from one branch of a circuit or system to another. They come in many shapes and sizes, and are based on a number of technologies, changing contacts by electromechanical functions or by the electronic behavior of semiconductors like PIN diodes and field-effect transistors (FETs)... Register or Sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high-resolution graphics and schematics when applicable....More
Jul 28, 2016
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Microwaves and RF

Improve Scope SNR via Processing Gain (.PDF Download)  

Pulsed signal measurements with an oscilloscope can become challenging when there is a lack of sufficient dynamic range and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). In many applications, whether commercial or military, low-level pulses are often difficult to detect and measure in the presence of much larger pulses. However, using a technique to “span down” the initial 3-dB bandwidth of an oscilloscope by means of digital downconversion can greatly enhance an oscilloscope’s SNR....More
Jul 27, 2016
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Microwaves and RF

High-Speed DACs Deliver Agile RF/MW Signals (.PDF Download)  

Digital-to-analog converters (DACs) have been used for many years to generate lower-frequency signals. However, they typically lacked the sampling speeds and precision needed for recreating RF/microwave signals with any form of moderately complex modulation—until, that is, the arrival of the 11-b AD9161 and 16-b AD9162 DACs from Analog Devices....More
Jul 27, 2016
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Microwaves and RF

Accuracy is Vital When Testing Material Qualities (.PDF Download)  

Circuit materials like those based on polymers and resins serve as foundations for high-frequency circuits. They are characterized by various parameters that describe electrical and mechanical properties, such as the complex permittivity (the real part of which is the dielectric constant) and complex permeability (which also has imaginary and real parts that can be used to find a materials loss tangent or dissipation factor)......More
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