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Microwave terminations

Click here to go to our page on sliding load terminations

Click here to go to our main page on microwave terminations (new for September 2020)

Click here to go to our page on dot-terminations (new for September 2020)

Click here to go to a page on mismatched terminations (new for October 2020)

Click here to go to a page on phase-variable mismatched terminations (new for November 2020)

Click here to learn about power handling of mismatched terminations (new for November 2020)

Click here to learn about VSWR

Click here to learn about phase stretchers

New for September 2020. Terminations are resistive components that are used to absorb a microwave signal. This is a pretty mundane topic, no one wants "she designed a new form of microwave termination" in their obituary. But it pays to understand the subject.

By the way, we recently added a category for "terminations" in the encyclopedia. Categories are lists of related pages. You can search the categories by going to the encyclopedia page, and pulling down the menu at the top and set to "filter by category" (as opposed to the default "filter by topic". Competitors can use this feature to estimate the number of pages Microwaves101 has posted in the encyclopedia, nearing 1,000 at the close of year 2020. As Nikita Khrushchev once said, "We will bury you!" (in Microwave knowledge).  Enjoy!

The three characteristics of terminations that must be considered are:

Characteristic impedance (usually 50 ohms, sometimes 75 ohms. and hundreds of ohms in a waveguide)

Bandwidth (including whether it must be DC grounded)

Power handling (often determines what materials are used)

Styles of terminations include:

Coaxial

Waveguide

Surface mount

Chip-and-wire

On-chip (monolithic)

Click on the links at the top of the page to continue learning about microwave terminations.

 

Author : Unknown Editor

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