Zulki’s PCB Nuggets: The Intricacies of RF Design & Assembly
Decades ago, successfully and economically completing an RF design was a monumental, almost impossible task due to the fact that much of the necessary technology and know-how were not available. Consequently, great demand for such design just didn’t exist, although most focused on costly applications going to high-end industrial and mil/aero applications. Today, the demand is back, and growing, as greater numbers of handheld portable communications applications escalate in practically every facet of life. Yet, the same basic principles of the past, and a few new ones, play vital roles in achieving high-caliber RF design and assembly.