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

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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.

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