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Post subject: output power loss due to VSWR Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:45 am
In my Tx chain i have at the end a PA (power amplifier) with output VSWR of 2:1
then I have a losses due to RF cables of 1dB, and at the end of the chain there is antenna with VSWR of also 2:1
my question is if the output power of the amplifier is 50dBm, what will be the output power from the antenna.(assume the gain of the antenna is 1dB) caused by the impedance mismatch.
Post subject: Power and SWRPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:38 pm
It depends on the exact impedances and length of the transmission line.
The details matter.