balun

Definitions

Computing

  • noun a transformer that matches two circuits which have different impedances

Electronics

  • A device utilized to match the impedances or transmission characteristics of an unbalanced coaxial transmission line or system, and a balanced two-wire line or system, while minimizing attenuation. Used, for instance, for matching a coaxial cable to a twisted pair. Also called balun transformer, balanced converter, balanced-to-unbalanced transformer, balanced-unbalanced transformer, bazooka, or line balance converter.
  • synonymbalanced converter
  • synonymbalanced-to-unbalanced transformer
  • synonymbalanced-unbalanced transformer
  • synonymbazooka

Military

  • noun a hand-held anti-tank rocket launcher
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