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As is always the case, we've been busy adding plenty of new features to Microwaves101. We ain't been slack, Cap'n Walker!



New for April 2020:  Here we are in early stages of a global pandemic, beyond what anyone under 101 years old has ever experienced. We hope everyone that reads this is sheltering in place.  Don't be an April Tool, don't listen to politicians, business-people and religious leaders telling you it's OK to resume normal life, to pack into a church on Easter Sunday. Until we have the ability to test every human being on the planet and get results back in short order, keep cleaning your house, weeding your garden and brewing your own coffee and beer. Put some more bears your windows right now! And please, just stop doing this.


What's new at Microwaves101 for April 2020?

  • We have a new page on the history of microwave diodes

  • ISIS diodes have a new page. Here we post some conjecture on how the name was derived. Check it out, you can see an ISIS video!

  • Our MMIC supplier list now includes RFIC Solutions.

  • This month's video was all about Imaging at Terahertz Frequencies, part of a series of webinars hosted by IEEE MTTS .

  • The Unknown Editor talks (rants?) about mendacity in the context of COVID19. 

  • IMS 2020 has not been cancelled, but we expect that will be announced soon. The only question is, will they try to reschedule it for the fall, or just skip it?

  • We added a link to another site on temperature coefficient data for conductors. Once again, we pose the question, why isn't this built into EDA software?

  • We're always fixing typos and making fixes of one kind or another.  This month we fixed a problem we've been having with the message board - if anyone is still having trouble posting, please let us know!

  • Meanwhile, on our discussion board, we've got some questions that need YOUR answers. Stepan needs info on a Gunn diode. Here's a question about filter bandwidth that we answered. Yurii is looking for input on a calibration standards.  George had a question about modeling mismatched amplifiers that may end up being carved out of soap.  Oz is still looking for a copy of a classic article on tandem combiners and phase shifters from Microwave Magazine, back in 1965.  Pop on over to the discussion board to register and sign in, then chime in on existing threads, or start your own topics. Our new user approval process is quick and anonymous, blocks most bots and eliminates spam by more than 99%. At least that's what the sales rep told us...

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