A 20 GHz Crossover

I’ve been working on a 20 GHz crossover network. It turned out pretty good in its first iteration, but still needs some “tweaking” …   One of the problems with out-of-the-box  thinking is… you sometimes find yourself  without the box. In this particular case the box I was without was […]

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Math-nerds, Machinists

See Saw Margery Daw I remember a time when everything seemed possible. I could perhaps have gone anywhere and been anything. This was almost scared out of me by truisms, such as nursery rhymes, that cautioned me to specialize in one thing – to pick a trade and get good at […]

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CAD Project for Single Layer Capacitors

What is a capacitor? [1] ca·pac·i·tor /kəˈpasitər/   Noun A device used to store an electric charge, consisting of one or more pairs of conductors separated by an insulator.   But… “one or more pairs of conductors separated by an insulator” can also be a transmission line. It turns out that […]

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A Yen for Yin & Yang

This has been an interesting week and it’s only Tuesday… Yesterday I found myself involved in computer code of all things. I was actually able to dig out some C++ code I wrote for a *.dll way back in the year of ’99. My direct involvement in computer programming was […]

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Tuning an Existing Antenna

Doug had an ISM transceiver whose performance he wanted to improve. The analysis started with simulations of the current design and baseline measurements in order to see if there was anything reasonable that we could do. (Sometimes it just isn’t feasible to try and revise an existing product due to […]

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