An Advanced Circuit Protection Approach for RF Interfaces

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-12288
Published December 01, 2011 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

One aspect that sets circuit protection for radio frequency (RF) apart from other types of applications is the range of frequencies in which RF circuits operate. With abbreviated clock cycles, the transition time of the data leaves little room for error. Transitions must be clean and reliable to ensure the integrity of the data and interface. Circuit protection characteristics such as capacitance become important in terms of their effect on these high-frequency signals and it often complicates the design.