Image

Hybrid Couplers Cut Losses To 3.4 GHz

May 21, 2014
Two components represent the outstanding performance through 3.4 GHz from a line of broadband hybrid couplers.

A series of low-loss, wideband hybrid couplers is represented by the models WH0530TF and WH1727F components, which are part of the HybriX signal-distribution family of products. Model WH0530TF is a hybrid coupler optimized for use from 0.5 to 3.4 GHz and ideal for use in switch networks, antenna feeds, and with power amplifiers. It provides at least 20-dB isolation from 500 to 3400 MHz, with maximum insertion loss of 0.5 dB.

The maximum VSWR over that frequency range is 1.20:1. The model WH1727F hybrid coupler is well suited for Fourth-Generation (4G) Long-Term-Evolution (LTE) applications from 1700 to 2700 MHz. Over that range, it achieves low typical insertion loss of 0.1 dB with 30-dB typical isolation between ports. Both couplers are designed for operating temperatures from -55 to +85°C.

EMC Technology, 8851 SW Old Kansas Ave., Stuart, FL 34997; (772) 600-1608

About the Author

Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

Sponsored Recommendations

Wideband MMIC LNA with Bypass

June 6, 2024
Mini-Circuits’ TSY-83LN+ wideband, MMIC LNA incorporates a bypass mode feature to extend system dynamic range. This model operates from 0.4 to 8 GHz and achieves an industry leading...

Expanded Thin-Film Filter Selection

June 6, 2024
Mini-Circuits has expanded our line of thin-film filter topologies to address a wider variety of applications and requirements. Low pass and band pass architectures are available...

Mini-Circuits CEO Jin Bains Presents: The RF Engine of the 21st Century

June 6, 2024
In case you missed Jin Bains' inspiring keynote talk at the inaugural IEEE MTT-S World Microwave Congress last week, be sure to check out the session recording, now available ...

Selecting VCOs for Clock Timing Circuits A System Perspective

May 9, 2024
Clock Timing, Phase Noise and Bit Error Rate (BER) Timing is critical in digital systems, especially in electronic systems that feature high-speed data converters and high-resolution...