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Post subject: RF power calculations

Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:48 pm

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Hello Everyone, can anyone point me in the right direcction on how I can calculate the maximum power a filter network can manage with certain SMT components? thank you.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 4:00 pm

Most circuit simulators allow you to measure power dissipation in each component - even reactive components when you have s-parameter files or enter a Q value. Once you have the output measurements set up, crank up input power until the max power dissipation is reached in any component.

For capacitors, also monitor the voltage drop across it to not excede the working voltage and for inductors, do not excede the max current. No one said it would be easy. :-D

Keep in mind that the power dissipation will be denendent on the VSWR at each port.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 4:46 pm

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THANKS!!! :-D

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