The Smith Chart

One of the distinctions that separates humans and animals is the ability of human race to create and use tools. From using flintstones to create fires, to cranes for building constructions, to software for designing. The invention of tools helps speed up and simplify the process of work, thus enabling more humans to handle more …

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Dev Diary: ACDC on the Horizon

In many countries, the Covid outbreak has caused many setbacks in industries around the world. With the restrictions in movement and the slowing down of the economy, many due dates or releases of new products would have to be delayed. In FILPAL, we face similar challenge with the Movement Restriction Order (MCO) in place. However, …

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Why are Cell Towers Placed on Hilltops?

I'm sure we all notice it, on top of a hill, one would often see a lone solitary telecommunication tower stand amidst the surrounding vegetation and trees. Although not a must, a telecommunication tower is often built on higher elevations. This is due to the mode in which microwave propagate, which is called Line-of-Sight (LOS) …

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