lumped constant

lumped constant

[′ləmpt ′kän·stənt]
(electricity)
A single constant that is electrically equivalent to the total of that type of distributed constant existing in a coil or circuit. Also known as lumped parameter.
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begins with telephone and wireless communication systems and GPS, then continues to radar systems, radio frequency propagation, RF noise and link analysis, modulation techniques, RF amplifiers, oscillators, frequency multipliers, mixers, modulators, demodulators, and block diagrams, advancing to RF components and circuits such as transmission lines and devices, waveguides, antennas, lumped constant components, transformer devices, piezoelectric and ferrimagnetic devices, acoustic devices, semiconductor diodes, bipolar and field-effect transistors, and high- power vacuum tubes.
Its advantage over traditional technologies, such as lumped constant filters, ceramic filters, and bulk acoustic wave include: