loaded Q

loaded Q

[′lōd·əd kyü]
(electricity)
The Q factor of an impedance which is connected or coupled under working conditions. Also known as working Q.
(electromagnetism)
The Q factor of a specific mode of resonance of a microwave tube or resonant cavity when there is external coupling to that mode.
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Note the very narrow bandwidth of the resonance, a result of high loaded Q.
Ceramic resonator designs can be tailored to adjust the loaded Q and input impedance of the device over a broad range.
In VCOs intended to provide a fixed frequency reference, as in SONET and many communications receivers, maximum circuit loaded Qs are limited by several tolerance elements: frequency set-on accuracy, frequency stability over operating temperature range and aging effects.