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Microwave Acronyms - E

Updated May 11, 2011

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EBG electronic bandgap A form of meta-material.
ECL emitter coupled logic  

ECM

electronic countermeasures

Also ECCM for counter-counter measures.

ED electro-deposited In this context, not something you take Viagra for.
EDA Electronic design automation The new term for "CAD"
EDM electronic discharge machining A way to make very accurate metal parts.
EHF extra-high frequency  
EIA electronics industry association A standards organization.
EIC Electronics Industries Alliance Aa trade association that represents all areas of the electronics industry.
EIKA Extended interaction klystron amplifier A microwave tube that can provide 1000 watts at millimeterwave frequencies.
EIRP effective isotropic radiated power  
EM electromagnetic What Maxwell figured out.

EMC

electromagnetic compatibility

 

EMI

electromagnetic interference

What you get if you don't pay attention to EMC requirements.

EMP

electromagnetic pulse

The reason your car won't run during a nuclear attack on your neighborhood.
ENR excess noise ratio A rating for noise sources.
E-OK electronically OK The web site http://www.e-okkids.com claims to have registered this trademark as "environmentally and ecologically good" (EEG?), so don't blame us if you are attacked by three talking dinosaurs if you use it improperly...
ERP effective radiated power  
ESA electronically-steered array Simlar to AESA, without all the amplifiers at each phase center.
ESR equivalent series resistance The resistive loss of a capacitor.

ESD

electrostatic discharge

Phantom force that blows up hardware if you don't wear a strap.

ETC electronic toll-collecting  
ETSI European television standards institute  
EVM error vector magnitude  
EW electronic warfare  

 


 
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