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Unfamiliar RF jargon in Job Posting

Mikebits

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I find myself once again seeking employment as certain life situations have put me in this position. I came across a certain RF position that for the most part I feel well qualified, but I came across this one particular requirement that has me very much perplexed.

A thorough understanding and be able to demonstrate proper tuning techniques; including tuning with tabs and lumped elements in high power RF amplifiers.

The part that I am unfamiliar with is underlined above. Tuning with tabs, what the heck is that? I thought I knew all the RF jargon out in the industry but this one is new to me.

Thanks
 

MikeMl

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New one on me, too. Just for fun, I googled "tuning RF amplifier with tabs". Got lots of hits...
 

Mikebits

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New one on me, too. Just for fun, I googled "tuning RF amplifier with tabs". Got lots of hits...
I too can use Google yet, I was unable to find anything that really helped me find an answer. Perhaps you were more able and would you care to share your findings?
 

MikeMl

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Search through this patent for occurrences of "tab".

Reading some of the results of the original search made me think to repeat the search like this: "tuning tab" RF amplifier
By putting tuning and tab in quotes, I think the results show what is being asked about in the ad. It seems to be a technique employed in GHz high-power amplifiers.
 

Mikebits

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Thanks Mike
 

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