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ground plane

[′grau̇nd ‚plān]
(electricity)
A grounding plate, aboveground counterpoise, or arrangement of buried radial wires required with a ground-mounted antenna that depends on the earth as the return path for radiated radio-frequency energy.

ground plane

A horizontal plane of reference in linear perspective from which vertical measurements can be taken; usually it is the plane supporting the object depicted or the one on which the viewer stands. See also: Perspective projection

ground plane

The horizontal plane of projection in a perspective drawing; the horizontal plane upon which the object in the drawing rests.
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FracPlane ground plane technology enables us to produce multi-band antennas that are much thinner without any loss of performance," said Fractus CEO Ruben Bonet.
If the trace is configured as in Figure 2, and located symmetrically between the two planes, half of the return current will flow into the ground plane and need to make its way back to the power pin.
Pulse is responding to the need for a stand-alone antenna which is ground plane independent to help our M2M customers achieve fast turnaround in their designs while still meeting performance excellence," said Elaine Baxter, marketing manager, Pulse Antenna Division.
l~accord Framework project will cover all of the following tasks - Urban Studies,- Regulatory studies necessary for the realization of the urban project- Architect Mission - Chief Planner,- Task scheduling, control, inter-coordination sites (OPCI-C)- Development and implementation of a communication strategy and consultation dedicated to the urban project- Detailed ground plane secondary sectors.
All the 0201 chips have one termination attached to the ground plane and the other attached to a wide trace, as compared to the 0201 land pad size.
Abstract: High copper weight boards with internal ground plane structures act like heatsinks.
FIGURE 1 shows a simple example of a slot in the ground plane where the return current must detour around the slot.
BARCELONA, Spain, November 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Telecoms antenna developer Fractus(R) started deliveries of the first handset antenna using its patented FracPlane(R) technology, which enables a combined antenna and ground plane height of just 3.
With accurate analysis, the power and ground plane structures and de-coupling capacitor number, as well as placements, can be determined, thus avoiding over-conservative design and higher product cost.
Weir is quick to add that it's never the ground plane that is split, only the power plane.
Analog traces should be run only underneath their analog reference power or ground plane.