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22:30 Nov 14, 2013
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Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng
English term or phrase: output
Level linearity calibration procedures
 a) Calibration setup for SG as shown in Fig. 2
 b) Tune the frequency of SG to the frequency to be calibrated and output 0 dBm RF output power.

In b) is output power OK?
Or only ouput is OK?

Thank you.
yoshimi
Japan
Local time: 04:30
English translation:output
Explanation:
Is fine — though it's not very elegant EN!

Here, it is the verb 'to output' — literally, of course, the subject is not going to be actually outputting anything themselves, but this is typical engineers' style, when what they really mean is 'set the output level to be...'


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Note added at 7 hrs (2013-11-15 05:49:07 GMT)
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Of course, Asker, your question is ambiguous: 'output' appears TWICE in b)

The first 'output' is a verb, and as such, does not require 'power' with it.

The second 'output power' is perfectly correct — it would be OK to omit the 'output', but the 'power' must remain (unless, of course, you leave out both, in which case the phrase would be understandable if it ended after RF.
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Tony M
France
Local time: 21:30
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Thank you Tony!
And I apologize that my question is ambugous.
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output


Explanation:
Is fine — though it's not very elegant EN!

Here, it is the verb 'to output' — literally, of course, the subject is not going to be actually outputting anything themselves, but this is typical engineers' style, when what they really mean is 'set the output level to be...'


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Note added at 7 hrs (2013-11-15 05:49:07 GMT)
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Of course, Asker, your question is ambiguous: 'output' appears TWICE in b)

The first 'output' is a verb, and as such, does not require 'power' with it.

The second 'output power' is perfectly correct — it would be OK to omit the 'output', but the 'power' must remain (unless, of course, you leave out both, in which case the phrase would be understandable if it ended after RF.

Tony M
France
Local time: 21:30
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Grading comment
Thank you Tony!
And I apologize that my question is ambugous.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  jccantrell: As the units are dBm, you can also leave 'power' in there, in my opinion.
1 hr
  -> Not really, J-C, as this needs to be a verb, so 'power' would make it back into a noun, as well as sounding silly with 'power output' immediately afterwards; it is "...(to) output X output power" / But I think Asker's question is ambiguous ;-)

agree  Henk Sanderson: With note added at 7 hrs
8 hrs
  -> Thanks, Henk!

agree  Ashutosh Mitra
9 hrs
  -> Thans, Ashutosh!

agree  Charlesp
11 hrs
  -> Thanks, Charles!
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