quiescent point

quiescent point

[kwē′es·ənt ¦pȯint]
(electronics)
The point on the characteristic curve of an amplifier representing the conditions that exist when the input signal equals zero.
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The GR Line of 30, 60 and 120W modules adds voltage regulation and temperature compensation to the existing QuikPAC gate bias circuitry, and each stage is pre-set to the optimum quiescent point at the factory.
A key feature of the Model 4200-PIV-Q includes quiescent point, or Q-point, testing (being able to pulse from a non-zero idle state) with pulse widths from 500nsec to DC.