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25 ppm MAX2870

Why ‘PPM’ matters in the GHz bands!

No matter what frequency you work on, a term called “ppm” always follows. Whether you deal with the good old HF band or you work at the Gigahertz band, “ppm” defines how accurate your frequency would be. Simply speaking, PPM stands for Parts per million.

PipelineC block inside vivado

PipelineC brings HLS to non-Xilinx FPGAs

Those of you who have used HLS (High level synthesis) would know how powerful the thing is. For those of you having some experience working with hardware description languages would most likely be able to write good HLS code. This new method isn’t something where

Make your own Phased Matched cables with NanoVNA

Phase matched cables come handy when dealing with phasing elements of an antenna or even when you want to deliver differential signals. There was a time when making phase matched cables meant use of expensive vector network analyzers. With the NanoVNA on your desk, you

A simple HF up converter with LimeSDR

In times like these when we are all stuck in our homes, most of us are becoming active on the radio. The best ideas come out when we are challenged and right now we are all challenged mentally, thinking what to do during the indefinite

psa4-5043+ gain

Measuring noise figure using Gain Method

For those into radio astronomy would know the significance of having ultra-low noise figures. Lower the noise figure, the more sensitive your receiver becomes. Noise figure is a unit of measure that tells us how much noise, for example, your amplifier is adding to the