||Measurement of how hard a part will be accelerated.
||Computed from S-parameters of a two-port network.
||III-IV compound that is a staple of the microwave IC world.
||An immature wide-bandgap III-V semiconductor technology that may offer a 10 dB increase in output power for the same size GaAs device.
||grounded coplanar waveguide
||What you get when you add a ground plane under the substrate below CPW. Basically a mixed-mode microstrip/CPW transmission line. Also called conductor-backed coplanar waveguide (CBCPW).
||geostationary earth orbit
||A position in near-space at which a satellite remains in the same position relative to the earth below.
||1,000,000,000 cycles per second. Currently, the clock speed of a fairly inexpensive personal computer.
||The theoretical gain of an amplifier when it is conjugately matched.
||One of three noise parameters for a device, refers to the generator impedance required for minimum noise figure. Used in noise figure calculations, along with RN and NFmin.
||See phased arrays.
||general purpose interface bus
||A trademarked family of RF connectors, now owned by Corning.
||global positioning system, ground-plane spacing
||What terrorists will use to position their first nuclear bomb, or a key dimension in stripline.
||A potential of zero volts, usually with respect to the chassis.
||gorund signal ground
||The normal configuration for co-planar RF probes.
||global system for mobile communications
||Digital cell phone standard.