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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 May 2020:  We hope you are all doing what you can to avoid Covid19.  IMS2020 has gone virtual, and moved to August, so we won't see you at the Microwaves101/EverythingRF booth unless you stop by our warehouse where we store the booth near the yard-sale-someday pile. Stay safe by avoiding all unnecessary travel to the United States.


What's new at Microwaves101 for May 2020?

  • Here's a measurement averaging example, to show how a crude measurement system can uncover the truth. We uncover some limitations but you will see improved accuracy!

  • We added aktivCirk to our MMIC supplier page. They make tiny fixed-value attenuators you can sprinkle into a module design.

  • Temperature variable attenuator has a new page. Speaking of module designs, "thermopads" (registered trademark that belongs to Smiths) are helpful in designing for a performance window over temperature. The original patent is expired, so other companies are now supplying this component.

  • We have a new college page on UTEP University of Texas El Paso where their EM lab specializes in 3D additive manufacturing among other things. There you will meet Dr. Raymond C. Rumpf, or at least see a Zoom image of him!

  • Back a couple weeks ago we introduced a video on curve tracer measurements, including a quick look at negative resistance.  Here it is in case you missed it!

  • Last month, the Unknown Editor ranted about mendacity in the context of COVID19. Now he's looking back at  events from 75 years ago which seem to have parallels to more recent history and not in a good way.

  • We're always fixing typos and making fixes of one kind or another.  This month we've been updating links throughout the site, and making minor corrections to a few pages.  Notice something not-quite-right?  Let us know!

  • Meanwhile, on our discussion board, we've got some questions that need YOUR answers. It's all about the software this month, with a question from Isuru, who is trying to simulate a resonator and antenna, and continuing discussion on our thread about EDA Software recommendations.  There's a question from Edward about when to use different analytic equations, and another from our good friend Hadrien who is looking for the source of a certain microstrip line impedance formula.  Got some answers?   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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