figure of merit


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figure of merit

[′fig·yər əv ′mer·ət]
(analytical chemistry)
A performance characteristic of an analytical chemical method that influences its choice for a specific type of determination, such as selectivity, sensitivity, detection limit, precision, and bias.
(electronics)
A performance rating that governs the choice of a device for a particular application; for example, the figure of merit of a magnetic amplifier is the ratio of usable power gain to the control time constant.

figure of merit

The quantity used as the measurement of effectiveness of a system, typically electronic. The figure of merit (FOM) is determined by the primary characteristic that makes something fit for a specific purpose. For example, a digital camera's figure of merit is its sensor resolution, while a loudspeaker's is its frequency response. The figure of merit of an electronic circuit or system may be derived by an intricate algorithm.
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The slide to slide signal intensities also are similar for this figure of merit with close correlation among the median signal intensities of columns 5-10 of the heavy use slides of lots A and B evident in both the Cy5 and Cy3 blocks.
Moreover the OptiMOS FD offers up to 45 percent on-state resistance (R DS(on)) as well as up to 65 percent Figure of Merit (FOM) reduction compared to alternative devices leading to highest efficiency and power density.
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The IRFH7185TRPbF utilizes IR s new 100V FastIRFET process to offer benchmark Rds(on)*Qg figure of merit to deliver higher efficiency and increased power density as well as enhanced system reliability.
It is the first product in Renesas Electronics' high-voltage power MOSFET series that employs a high-precision super junction structure(Note 1) to achieve a figure of merit (FOM, Note 2), a key overall performance index for power MOSFET devices, which is approximately 90 percent improved from that of the company's existing products.
Achieves Approximately 40 Percent Improvement in Figure of Merit (FOM) From the Company's Existing Products
The outcome will be a BLE module yielding a factor of at least 5 times better power-size figure of merit compared to today s leading industrial solutions.
Figure of Merit (EA/B) for Low Activity Mode should be more than 900
Leveraging its advanced process and packaging technologies, as well as system expertise, Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) has released a 150V MOSFET with low RDS(ON) (17mOhm MAX) and an optimized Figure of Merit (FOM) (17mOhm * 33nCae Max) to bring high efficiency, lower power dissipation and less heat in a 5mm x 6mm MLP footprint.
Building on that experience, ST has optimized H9SOI for creating integrated front-end modules, resulting in today s announcement of H9SOI_FEM offering the industry s best figure of merit for antenna switch and antenna tuning devices with Ron x Coff at 207fs2 .