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Detangling DoD’s Cable and Connector Standards

by Pasternack Standards are essential requirements for any industry as they attempt to eliminate the chaos that would ensue when there are no defined performance and construction guidelines for manufacturers […]

The Gunn Diode Oscillator Lives On…and Prospers

by Pasternack For most designers, GaAs, GaN, and other semiconductor technologies represent the future of both commercial and defense applications, while the Gunn diode is a relic best suited for […]

VNA Measurement Methodologies for Non-Ideal Test Fixtures

by Pasternack The characterization of high-speed test fixtures can either be accomplished via a probe station or through more standard RF test equipment such as a VNA through a microstrip […]

RF/Microwave Transistor Structure, Semiconductors, and Configuration Roundup

by Tim Galla, Pasternack RF solid-state transistors are used in an increasingly wide range of applications, and as the power levels and bandwidth of these solid state devices improve, so […]

A First Look at Modern Macrocell PAs and Their Practical Implementation Considerations

by Pasternack The onslaught of 5G-related technologies has led to a plethora of material covering small form factor transceivers for user equirement and mobile devices. While many of these design […]