GaN-based power and RF (Radio Frequency) devices are now available from multiple manufacturers at affordable prices. AVX released a technical paper written by Ron Demcko and Daniel West on high-performance passive components for GaN devices.
Capacitors have numerous applications in today’s RF and microwave systems. The performance characteristics of these components are greatly dependent on the frequency. Unlike typical uses, RF and microwave applications demand capacitors that are specially optimized to operate at high frequencies.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced the availability of new broadband Microwave Global Models™ for Vishay Sfernice CH series resistors in the 02016, 0402, and 0603 case sizes. The new models are available within the Modelithics COMPLETE Library™ and mmWave & 5G Library.
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EMI is a serious concern for devices that are externally powered (ones that have a plug) or require signal wires that need to extend outside the device (signal wires that might attach to sensors or input/output devices). The wires that connect to power sources, or I/O points, can act as antennas that will allow EMI to be received (coupled onto them) and enter the device.
analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) operate differently. Their analog inputs are voltage-input-sensitive devices that leave radio-frequency (RF) engineers scratching their heads about how to match the ADC to the analog inputs.