Understanding the causes of attenuation in a transmission line can help us choose the right solutions for our application. In this article, we’ll learn about attenuation caused by conductor loss and dielectric loss.
September 15, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
The distribution of AC currents in real conductors with finite dimensions and circular or rectangular cross-sections is non-uniform. This article will discuss Faraday's law and how AC currents create eddy currents and current crowding in real conductors.
August 27, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
The Y-factor method simplifies noise figure measurements by allowing the use of variable attenuators in place of a calibrated power meter. In addition to defining the Y factor, we will discuss noise source uncertainty and fixturing losses that can introduce errors in your noise figure measurements.
August 11, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
This article will demonstrate that the AC current density decreases exponentially into a conductor. It will also explain why we can assume that the total current has a uniform distribution from the surface down to one skin depth of the conductor.
August 06, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
The Y-factor method is a widely used technique for measuring the gain and noise figure (NF) of RF components. This article will help you understand the differences between the insertion gain and the available gain, while avoiding potentially significant errors when measuring the noise figure.
June 28, 2023 by Dr. Steve Arar
The Phoenix Contact FQ universal board-to-board PCB connectors offer exceptional versatility and reliable connections through a double-sided contact system. Watch and learn all about their features, specs, applications, and more!
June 19, 2023 by Mouser Electronics
Phoenix Contact offers optimized and shielded components designed to ensure reliable data transmission in various smart networking applications. Watch and learn all about their features, specs, applications, and more!
May 30, 2023 by Mouser Electronics
Molex presents the MX150 Sealed and Unsealed Connectors, offering engineers in the ICE and EV automotive industries a solution to save space and cost while meeting demanding EPA regulations. Watch and learn all about their features, specs, applications, and more!
May 16, 2023 by TTI, Inc
The Phoenix Contact XTV terminal blocks feature an innovative technology called Push-X, enabling quick and effortless connections with various types of conductors. Watch and learn all about their features, specs, applications, and more!
May 16, 2023 by Mouser Electronics