Understanding the “Black Art” of RF and Microwave Switching

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34126
Published 2019-04-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
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  • English

Understanding RF, especially microwave switching, can be a challenge. In many cases, test systems have been compromised because a test engineer did not consider all the components of their test system: instruments, switching, cabling, Mass Interconnect (test fixture interface), fixture design, and so on. Each component has its own set of characteristics. With RF and microwave components, effects including insertion loss, VSWR, bandwidth, and so on all need to be considered as well.