7RF Interconnection and Switching

7.1 Introduction

The components that connect, interface, transfer, and filter radio frequency (RF) energy within a given system—or between systems—are critical elements in the operation of vacuum tube devices. Such hardware, usually passive, determines to a large extent the overall performance of the RF generator. To optimize the performance of power vacuum devices, first it is necessary to understand and optimize the components upon which the tube depends.

The mechanical and electrical characteristics of the transmission line, waveguide, and associated hardware that carry power from a power source (usually a transmitter) to the load (usually an antenna) are critical to proper operation of any RF system. Mechanical ...

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