ALUMINUM NITRIDE VERSUS BERYLLIUM OXIDE FOR MICROWAVE APPLICATIONS

Component General, Inc. manufactures a product line of aluminum nitride thick film terminations and resistors. These devices are currently illustrated on our website. The European communities currently do not wish to use beryllium oxide in their products and this has provided the need for aluminum nitride devices. For many decades, beryllium oxide has been the … Continue Reading »

Design Criteria for High Power Terminations

ABSTRACT: In today’s modern world, the needs for high power terminations that exhibit both “sustaining” high power and excellent VSWR have greatly increased.  Due to this increase in demand, the ability to interface microwave signals effectively to passive components has been imperative. Correspondingly, the need for resistive terminations with these characteristics is in high demand … Continue Reading »

Mounting and Soldering of High Power Devices

As we achieve higher power levels of operation for passive terminations, attenuators, and resistors, it becomes increasingly important to find new effective methods of heat removal. Included in these methods must also be a thorough understanding of the customers’ requirements and his methods of heat mitigation. Good soldering methods for all “tab” and SMD mounted devices are imperative … Continue Reading »