Understanding The Basic Thermal Properties of SMT Devices

Ensuring optimal RF performance (that is, mechanical, thermal and electrical performance) of a surface-mount technology (SMT) ceramic device requires the careful procurement and use of consistently well-behaved materials, the use of proper and rigorous design principles, and proper attention paid to the appropriate parameters (on the part of the manufacturer in its design, and on the part of the user in its operation). This white paper goes over the basics.