Understand Wireless Data Sheet Specifications - Part 1

Abstract: This tutorial introduces and defines RF terms used in data sheets for mixers, amplifiers, and oscillators. Terms described include: gain, conversion gain, phase noise, third-order intercept, P1dB, insertion loss, output power, VCO frequency pulling/pushing, frequency drift, settling time, tuning gain, and tuning range. Graphics and images are provided to illustrate key concepts.