A Review of Key Equalizer Specifications and What They Mean

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  • Author: Richard M. Kurzrok
Whether design-ing or buying an equalizer, the key specifications must be understood in order to make the right design decisions or unit selec-tions. This tutorial article offers a review of equalizer technical specifications and what they mean, along with discussion of some of the applications that are most affected by par-ticular specifications. In commercial electron-ics, technical specifications are often subordi-nate to unit cost and adequate performance is sometimes acceptable without optimization. In government electronics, reliability consid-erations can be paramount and high unit costs will occur. Reliability is crucial in the commer-cial field of medical electronics.