Application Notes

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The American Wire Gauge (AWG) is a standardized system used to determine the size of electrical wire and is widely employed in North America.

Converting power from dBm to watts involves determining the corresponding power level in watts based on the logarithmic ratio expressed in dBm.

SMD resistor sizes refer to the various physical dimensions and package sizes of surface-mount resistors, which are designed to be mounted directly onto printed circuit boards (PCBs) for compact and space-efficient electronic assemblies.

The mainline loss of a directional coupler represents the amount of signal power that is attenuated as it passes through the main transmission line, highlighting the inherent signal loss of the coupler itself.

Drill and tap sizes refer to the specific dimensions and measurements used for creating holes and threads in various materials, serving as critical information for accurate and precise machining operations.

A pi attenuator is an electronic circuit component used to control the power level of a signal by providing adjustable attenuation, typically in the form of a π-shaped network of resistors.

Converting VSWR (Voltage Standing Wave Ratio) to return loss involves determining the corresponding reflection coefficient and measuring the amount of power reflected back from a transmission line, providing valuable information about the quality of impedance matching in a system.