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Microwave Encyclopedia

Our searchable on-line microwave encyclopedia predates Wikipedia and offers something you won't find there: an index of over 500 separate pages of our own content. Something missing or incorrect? Show how much you know by telling us about it.

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Here you’ll find Excel spreadsheets for complicated analyses plus some great public domain documents. Have something to share? Send it in and we'll consider posting it.


Microwave Acronyms

Hundreds of industry acronyms are explained here. We’ve got them all.

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Rules of Thumb

Sometimes complex behavior can be interpreted in three seconds if you are familiar with our Rules of Thumb. A microwave Rules of Thumb could be an inexact but notable relationship of one or more design parameters with performance, or it could just be an easy way to remember something that other, lesser people often mix up.


Microwave Hall of Fame

Here's an introduction to some of the innovators upon whose broad shoulders you stand when you work in the microwave industry.

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Microwave Mortuary

A collection of microwave technology failures, mistakes and oddities sent in to us by your peers.



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Join the international conversation on a broad range of microwave and RF topics. Learn about the latest developments in our industry and post questions for your peers to answer.


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