mismatch loss


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mismatch loss

[′mis‚mach ‚lȯs]
(electronics)
Loss of power delivered to a load as a result of failure to make an impedance match of a transmission line with its load or with its source.
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Figure 4 shows the composite network's insertion loss, which illustrates the effect of mismatch loss (3 dB at 26 GHz) on throughput performance, and the input/output impedance match interaction between ports (5 dB at 26 GHz).
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