There are numerous ways to assemble multilayer microwave printed circuits, depending on whether cost or performance is important, and when factors such as ease of fabrication and reliability are critical.
Vacuum-tube amplifiers are still alive and well, providing high gain and output-power levels in a wide range of satellite systemsboth in space and on the ground.
This highly integrated SiGe BiCMOS transmitter and receiver chipset clears the way for low-cost, high-data-rate applications in the millimeter-wave frequency spectrum centered at 60 GHz.
Matching an electromagnetic simulator to a particular application requires an understanding of the different simulation technologies at the heart of these software tools.
Discrete power transistors support RF and microwave large-signal applications with a variety of technologies, ranging from older silicon semiconductors to mixes of materials using gallium nitride.