Questions tagged [matching]

Ensuring that two or more electrical components (transistors, resistors, etc.) have nearly equal characteristics (e.g. offset voltage, threshold voltage, resistance, etc.) for good performance when working together in a circuit.

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Impedance matching at the generator side or the load side?

For impedance matching, are we matching in between the generator impedance Zs and Zin, or matching between the Z0 and ZL? or both? Similarly do we add the matching network in between Zs and Z0, or Z0 ...
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Impedance transformer, how to measure

I am preparing to do some RF mixer experiments with the SA612 Gilbert cell mixer. I started out with the impedance matching as I understand that the input and output need to be matched. From what I ...
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Q factor of higher order circuit

I am trying to understand the concept of Q factor for higher order circuit. Consider the circuit as shown in the figure I calculated Zin using Matlab and the transfer function looks as follows: $$Zin(...
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Matching wideband antenna with QUCS

I am trying to match a dipole antenna to a 50Ω source. Problem is that for my frequencies (VHF) the complex impedance basically circles the 50Ω point between VSWR 2 and 3 lines. Because of that ...
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Impedance Matching Network with tracks+connectors in between (practice)

I've been struggling on how to design (and develop in practice) an impedance matching network with some traces/tracks/paths (whatever you wanna call it) and some connectors in between. So here is the ...
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matching impedance transformer in old designs

I want you to see my question from an "historical point of view"... Building circuits that I found in magazines of the '60 I see a lot of interstage transformer between Ge transistor stages ...
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What factors affect the threshold voltage in MOSFETs?

Does orientation of the MOSFET devices on a chip affect the threshold voltage similarity (matching?) What are the factors affected by different orientation.
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Bode Fano criterium and low Q-factor

I am currently studying the Bode-Fano criterium and how it can be used to design wideband amplifiers. It's stated that a low load Q-factor (high resistive component with respect to the imaginary one) ...
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Differential pairs; length matching between pairs

I'm currently busy routing a high speed design containing MIPI signals @ 2,5Gbit / lane to a connector on an 8 layer board. As MIPI also contains a clock pair, it is advisable to match the length ...
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LVCMOS line matching

I have this ADS6125 ADC it has internal registers which can be programmed. The programming interface is LVCMOS I am planning to programm the registers with a 10 kHz clock frequency. How tight does ...
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Different 50Ohm-matched condition for different length of metamaterial waveguide

Based on coplanar waveguide, I am designing a meta-material waveguide by inserting lumped-element inductors along the center line. Here are some parameters: Target frequency: 10-20 GHz Size of lump ...
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question about transistor matching circuit

I'm studying this transistor matching circuit provided initially by Bob Moog. I think I mostly understand how it works, the op amp, bjt not under test and resistors form a current source, which stays ...
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75 : 300 Ω Balun for 50 Ω matching at 900 MHz

I have a Murata Balun available DXP18BN7514T to match an unbalanced 50Ω source to a 300Ω differential load over about 50 - 60 MHz bandwidth. Unfortunately the DXP18BN7514T is specified as a 75 : 300 Ω ...
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Does anyone use Statistical Element Selection for matching integrated circuit components or is this a university exercise?

I have to fix the transistor mismatch on a finfet amplifier design. I've seen lots of papers on Statistical Element Matching, all from universities, but haven't seen anything reported by companies ...
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NFC Antenna Design/Matching without VNA

I would like to design a circuit around the W7002 antenna (Dataheet) and the NXP PN532 NFC Reader Chip. Since I never worked with antenna design before I do not have a VNA and I also don't have ...
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What is the general procedure for matching networks when there are multiple circuits are connected back to back?

If I have two circuits like the one shown above (Rx antenna -> block1 -> block2 -> Tx antenna), where all should I add matching networks. How should I look at the impedance while doing the matching ...
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Impedance Matching Long 2000 meter Transmission Line

My apologies if this isn't the most appropriate forum to ask this question, but I have found the response from users on this form to be extremely helpful in the past with my electrical questions. I ...
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Is there any way to match Vth of 2 mosfets with different aspect ratio?

For the floating mirror circuit to work properly, the threshold voltage of M1 and M2 must be the same. However, (W/L)1 ≠ (W/L)2. So I thought to get a first order matching I can match L1 and L2 (to ...
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Antenna tuning & impedance matching, do i need to connect the IC?

I want to make a pcb rf trace to use it as an antenna, for a bluetooth IC. I have already studied the basics of impedance matching and antenna tuning, smith chart and antenna clearance. The specific ...
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Should Ethernet MDI Pairs all be Length Matched (Inter-Pair) before going into magnetics?

I've been trying to find information for the above question and I can't seem to find anything. I have 1000 BASE-T lines coming from an Ethernet cable to a PCB mounted connector. I'm pretty much ...
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Level Matching Circuit

Somebody know what do this circuit exactly or how it works ? Where VDD = 5V (MCU) and VDD_1V8 = 1V8 It is a recommended circuit to use uart communication when the voltage level are not the same, I ...
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driving a medium power darlington transistor with the output of a 555 timer

Question: What is the limitation on the output of the 555 timer with respect to the requirements of the input of the BDW42G? Can the 555 provide enough current at 5 volts to trigger (sufficiently) ...
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Question about 50ohm impedance matching circuit

I am implementing rf energy harvesting circuit. The rectenna is working at 915MHz and the impedance is 50Ω. I think L-matching may be the easiest. However, I don't have the vector network analyzer. Is ...
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How do you find matched components?

I am designing a twin-T filter, which has a cut-off around 4.5 MHz. In this filter, both R1 and R2 must be 2 x R3. C1 and C2 must be half of C3. I have selected R1 = 10k and C1 = 3.6pF and that gives ...
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Basic NFC Loop Design on PCB

I'm a college student learning the basics of NFC loop antenna design. As a starting point, I'm trying to design a PCB-based rectangular NFC loop operating at 13.56 MHz, matched to 50Ω. (NFC "...
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What circuit can be used to match input to output voltage by using an opamp?

What is the simple way matching an input voltage range to a desired output range. To be more specific with an example: If I want to convert/match 0V-5V input range to 7V-15V output range linearly, is ...
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Narrowing a microstrip's tip

I have designed a 50 Ohm microstrip line. Following is an image of it. This is drawn in Eagle. Two layer PCB. Blue plane is the ground plane. The dimensions are: Width: 1250 micrometers Thickness: 1 ...
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A poor man's alternative to a network analyzer for antenna matching

I'm doing a small board with a 915 MHz transceiver. A small helical antenna is used, which is located on board with a very short path (10 mm) from the IC, including balun and a matching network. There ...
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Analogue Video Trace Matching

I'm working on an analogue audio, video and sync board for my Dreamcast. Something I've been wondering about is the tolerance for analogue video, specifically RGB, in regards to the delta for trace ...
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How does this impedance matching circuit work? How to simulate it correctly in SPICE?

I have a schematic for a current sensing circuit using a dedicated TI differential amplifier part for current sensing applications. The schematic also includes an "impedance matching" part for ...
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Impedance matching: L-network or micro strips?

I'm trying to embed a u-blox neo6m gps module to an stm32 controlled board. I'm planning to connect the module to an SMA connector and use a 50ohm antenna. The datasheet of the neo6m states that the ...
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Receiver and transmitter with the same antenna [duplicate]

I want to build a simple transceiver (half duplex) for 433.92 MHz ASK modulation. I have found a transmitter chip and a receiver chip that I want to use. I want to use the same antenna for RX and TX ...
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Ouput impedance of a balun

I am using the CC1110 RF IC and I am having trouble when matching the differential RF output impedance with the antenna. The datasheet states that the differential impedance seen from the RF output ...
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What is the op-amp in this JFET-matcher circuit?

In the circuit diagram on this page, there appears to be an unspecified op-amp. Could anyone guess at a component I could use for this and/or explain why there is no specification? Background: I am ...
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Voltage source and its load resistance matching

i have implemented DAC controlled DC voltage source. I'm having trouble understanding physical reasons for voltage error due to load resistance change. My circuit desing was taken from DAC ...
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Impedance matching for inductively powering / rectifier

I have two questions. If the receiver is inductively powered (by LC resonator) and needs a matching network in front of the RF-to-DC rectifier, what kind of quality factor of matching network (or Qs ...
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Antenna Matching Network

I am trying to match a gsm antena, doing it on a pcb, first time in practice. I understand the whole process to adapt it, I've done it in simulators. However, I don't understand the need for a pi ...
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How do I convert S-parameters for impedance matching?

How do I derive the Z-parameters to calculate a matching network for a device? I'm not sure what terms to even search for as I get all sorts of information I am not familiar with. My task is to ...
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Calculating characteristic impedance of a matching line

Attached is a question asking for the characteristic impedance of a matching line. A matching line of 0.25\$\lambda\$ has at its beginning an impedance equal to: $$Z_{in}=\sqrt{Z_{c}Z_{L}}$$ if I am ...
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Impedance matching high power transistor when VNA is useless

Recently I've been stuck up with the high power transistor (2-10W) at 900 MHz that needs to deliver 30 dBm of the broadband signal to the antenna. Since it works in the high power mode, it behaves ...
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Resistive on-die termination

It is widely known that resistive termination (e.g. 50 Ohm to ground) is superior when noise is no concern. Specifically in the block diagrams of RFICs I see many 50 Ohm resistors to ground directly ...
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Matching radio tubes - what is widelly accepted tolerance in parameters?

When matching radio tubes, most important parameters are anode current and transconductance. Is there widely accepted tolerance in parameter variation? I have read an article where tubes are ...
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Capacitor matching by capacitance multiplier

I am developing an analog fully differential circuit that needs a tight capacitor matching to reach high performances. Because discrete capacitors are difficult (and expensive) to match for production ...
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Antenna microstrip feedline discrepancy?

I've been looking at some reference designs to guide my own design recently, and I noticed some possible discrepancies on one in particular. This is the reference design: http://www.ti.com/lit/ug/...
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Good inductor parameter for GHz frequency matching chosing

I want to buy inductor and capacitor for matching circuit of antenna in about 1.6GHZ. I searched the net for some inductor for ...
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Matching an amplifier to a video transmitter

What I'd like to do is to amplify a signal coming from an analog Video Transmitter. I've created a small circuit according to the application circuit description of the "High Gain Driver ...
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CC1120 and RF output pin and network

I am working on a hobby design and thinking of using the CC1120 for my RF transceiver. One thing that has me confused, however, is the matching circuitry on the RF input and output of the CC1120. I'...
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Reliable antenna matching design of quadrifillar helix

I have simulated this antenna : I found its impedance, I know I have 50 ohm transmission. I decided to match these by discrete part in feed point, The match circuit is I want to ask from those who ...
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How to make an impedance matched circuit for fabbed antenna?

Okay I have developed an antenna for a system and need to create an impedance matching circuit. The theory of conjugate matching is simple, but actually implementing it is something I can't find ...
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Intersection Turning Movement counts

Civil Traffic Engineers have a perpetual data gathering problem. They need intersection turning movement counts to do their studies. This has historically been a manual task. Someone sits by the ...