This paper presents a 120-GHz-band split ring resonator (SRR) bandstop filter whose insertion loss can be controlled by coupling another lattice pattern substrate. The SRR bandstop filter and lattice pattern substrate is composed of 200-µm-thick quartz substrate and 5-µm-thick gold patterns. S21 of the SRR bandstop filter is -37.8 dB, and its -10-dB bandwidth is 115-130 GHz. S21 of the SRR bandstop filter changes to -4.1 dB at 125 GHz by arranging the lattice pattern substrate in close proximity to the SRR stopband filter, because coupling between the SRR and the lattice pattern occurs when the SRR and lattice pattern are opposed in close proximity. It was found that 10 Gbit/s data transmission can be achieved by setting the lattice pattern substrate just above the SRR bandstop filter with a spacer thickness of 50 µm, even though data transmission is impossible when only the SRR bandstop filter is inserted between the transmitter and the receiver.
Electrical connectors are the basic components of the electric system in automobiles, aircrafts and ships to realize the current and electrical signal transmission. In the aviation electrical system, the electrical connectors are indispensable supporting devices accessories, which play important roles in connecting electrical system, monitoring and controlling equipment, and provide a guarantee for the reliable transmission of electrical signals between the aviation equipment and system. Whether aviation electrical connectors work reliably directly affects the safety and reliability of the entire aircraft aviation system. The random vibration of aircraft caused by turbulence during flight is one of the main factors affecting the contact performance of the electrical connectors. In this paper, the contacts of the circular four-slot three-pin electrical connectors were chosen as the research specimens. The theoretical model of the contact force for contacts of electrical connectors was established. The test method for contact force measurement was determined. According to the test scheme, the detecting device for the contact force and contact resistance of the electrical connectors was designed, and the turbulence test of the electrical connectors was carried out. Through the analysis of the test data, the influence rule of the turbulence degree, flight speed and flight height on the contact force and contact resistance of the aviation electrical connectors was obtained.
We propose a compact magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) model for circuit simulation by de-facto standard SPICE in this paper. It is implemented by Verilog-A language which makes it easy to simulate MTJs with other standard devices. Based on the switching probability, we smoothly connect the adiabatic precessional model and the thermal activation model by using an interpolation technique based on the cubic spline method. We can predict the switching time after a current is applied. Meanwhile, we use appropriate physical models to describe other MTJ characteristics. Simulation results validate that the model is consistent with experimental data and effective for MTJ/CMOS hybrid circuit simulation.
A switching-based Li-ion battery charger without any additional compensation circuit is proposed. The proposed charger adopts a dual-current sensor and a current window control to ensure system stability in different charge modes: trickle current, constant current, and constant voltage. The proposed Li-ion battery charger has less chip area and a simpler structure to design than a conventional Li-ion battery charger with pulse width modulation. Simulation with a 1000µF capacitor as the battery equivalent, a 5V input, and a 1A charge current resulted in a charging time of 1.47ms and a 91% power efficiency.