Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Faster access than browser!


Index Y-factor

The Y-factor method is a widely used technique for measuring the gain and noise temperature of an amplifier. [1]

12 relations: Agilent Technologies, Amplifier, Boltzmann constant, Electrical impedance, Gain (electronics), Johnson–Nyquist noise, Kelvin, Microwave, Noise temperature, Ohm, Resistor, Temperature.

Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies is an American public research, development and manufacturing company established in 1999 as a spin-off from Hewlett-Packard.

New!!: Y-factor and Agilent Technologies · See more »


An amplifier, electronic amplifier or (informally) amp is an electronic device that can increase the power of a signal (a time-varying voltage or current).

New!!: Y-factor and Amplifier · See more »

Boltzmann constant

The Boltzmann constant, which is named after Ludwig Boltzmann, is a physical constant relating the average kinetic energy of particles in a gas with the temperature of the gas.

New!!: Y-factor and Boltzmann constant · See more »

Electrical impedance

Electrical impedance is the measure of the opposition that a circuit presents to a current when a voltage is applied.

New!!: Y-factor and Electrical impedance · See more »

Gain (electronics)

In electronics, gain is a measure of the ability of a two-port circuit (often an amplifier) to increase the power or amplitude of a signal from the input to the output port by adding energy converted from some power supply to the signal.

New!!: Y-factor and Gain (electronics) · See more »

Johnson–Nyquist noise

Johnson–Nyquist noise (thermal noise, Johnson noise, or Nyquist noise) is the electronic noise generated by the thermal agitation of the charge carriers (usually the electrons) inside an electrical conductor at equilibrium, which happens regardless of any applied voltage.

New!!: Y-factor and Johnson–Nyquist noise · See more »


The Kelvin scale is an absolute thermodynamic temperature scale using as its null point absolute zero, the temperature at which all thermal motion ceases in the classical description of thermodynamics.

New!!: Y-factor and Kelvin · See more »


Microwaves are a form of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths ranging from one meter to one millimeter; with frequencies between and.

New!!: Y-factor and Microwave · See more »

Noise temperature

In electronics, noise temperature is one way of expressing the level of available noise power introduced by a component or source.

New!!: Y-factor and Noise temperature · See more »


The ohm (symbol: Ω) is the SI derived unit of electrical resistance, named after German physicist Georg Simon Ohm.

New!!: Y-factor and Ohm · See more »


A resistor is a passive two-terminal electrical component that implements electrical resistance as a circuit element.

New!!: Y-factor and Resistor · See more »


Temperature is a physical quantity expressing hot and cold.

New!!: Y-factor and Temperature · See more »

Redirects here:

Y factor, Y-factor method, Y-factor technique.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y-factor

Hey! We are on Facebook now! »