variable capacitor


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variable capacitor

[′ver·ē·ə·bəl kə′pas·əd·ər]
(electricity)
A capacitor whose capacitance can be varied continuously by moving one set of metal plates with respect to another.
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Tenders are invited for Super Linear Variable Capacitor (Slvc), Detail Specifications And Drawings As Per Annexure-1
v1]) are equivalent to the serial-connected inductor (L) and variable capacitor ([C'.
The RF power adjustment is accomplished by means of a semi-automatic circuit which controls the power supplied to the product, that is being dried through a variable capacitor, located in the generator.
Modeling, Design and Analysis of the two Movable Plate Nitride Loaded MEMS Variable Capacitor, In: 10th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics and URSI Conference, Antem 2004/URSI, p.
The materials generate static as they rub together while the circuitry acts like a variable capacitor, storing up the electrical charge generated, reports New Scientist.
It has a stainless steel diaphragm and an insulated electrode, which forms a variable capacitor.
Boser, "A Micromachined Variable Capacitor for Monulithic Low Noise VCOs," Technical Digest, IEEE Solid-State Sensor and Actuator Workshop, Hilton Head Island, SC, June 1996, pp.
A low-noise RF voltage controlled oscillator using on-chip high-Q three-dimensional coil inductor and micromachined variable capacitor.
These firmly secured surfaces are mounted so that a minute change in applied pressure alters the gap between them, creating a variable capacitor.
Mr Hutton says that Johanson has been number one in the variable capacitor business for many years.
The STPTIC is also smaller, combining a single, variable capacitor with control circuitry using ST s Integrated Passive and Active Device (IPAD ) technology.

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