Technical Articles

Pasternack has published these technical articles:

(Wire and Cable)
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In its most basic form, a semi-rigid cable assembly is a coaxial transmission line consisting of a metal tube, typically made from copper which forms the outer conductor with a metal wire conductor...
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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The latest military and industrial radar and microwave to millimeter wave backhaul applications require precise control of the input and output phase of their antenna arrays over a wide range of...
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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RF and microwave switches route signals through transmission paths with a high degree of efficiency. Four fundamental electrical parameters characterize how these switch designs perform. Several...
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Among the broad array of tools used by designers for stimulating and measuring the performance of their creations, benchtop amplifiers are some of the most basic and useful. Over the last few years,...
(Wire and Cable)
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The failure of a coaxial cable assembly during operation can be costly, and not just monetarily. The cost failure could also amount to loss of life, complete mission failure, or the downtime of...
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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After decades of remaining dormant for want of suitable applications, millimeter wave systems operating at 60 GHz are finally appearing. Short range, very high data rate wireless links for cellular...
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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As most RF and microwave companies are privately held and industry analysts rarely track sales of microwave components other than semiconductors and interconnects, determining the health of an...
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Attenuators are electrical components designed to reduce the amplitude of a signal passing through the component, without significantly degrading the integrity of that signal. They are used in RF and...
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Figure 1 • For either weather or military radar, high power amplifiers often generate hundreds to thousands of watts of RF energy to the radar antennas or antenna arrays. Source:...
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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RF/microwave cable assemblies are critical components in many systems, essential for providing high-frequency signal interconnections with no room for failure. Coaxial cable assemblies are...
(Connectors)
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A coaxial RF blind mate connector is used when access to the connection point is not possible, typically caused by physical space constraints. A common application for blind mate connectors is when...
(Amplifier and Linear Devices)
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Noise sources have long served as practical test tools for evaluating different aspects of communications systems. In fact, additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) sources helped establish many early...
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Recent breakthroughs in radar technology combined with the demand for compact, affordable and high precision radar for military and commercial applications, has led to a renaissance in the methods and...
(RF, Microwave, and Wireless Components)
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Q: The “Internet of Things,� that is, everything being connected, will have an impact on the RF and microwave industry. Will it affect your company? A: The name Internet of Things (IoT) misses the...
(Wire and Cable)
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Coaxial RF cables are a standby of the RF/microwave industries, as they connect vital components ranging from smartphones and laptops for everyday life to radar and GPS for military and aerospace. For...