An RF Hybrid Coupler is a special configuration of a more generalized “RF Directional Coupler.”The hybrid coupler has the characteristic of dividing the input power equally amongst the two output ports (assuming they are terminated properly). RF Hybrid Couplers are used in many circuit and system applications, such as Test & Measurement, RF amplifiers, transmitters and receivers.
Richardson RFPD / Arrow RF & Power carries a wide assortment of RF Hybrid Couplers, including surface mount, drop-in, and connectorized units. These products cover frequency ranges from 62.5MHz to 45GHz, including octave and multi-octave ranges in both the 90⁰ and 180⁰ varieties. Performance grades range from low-cost commercial to rugged military.
Specific attributes which are important in selecting the right RF Hybrid Coupler for your application include: Type (Connectorized, Drop-In, or Surface Mount); Power (W) – maximum input level; Frequency Range (GHz) of Operation; Isolation (dB); Insertion Loss (dB); VSWR (max ratio); Phase (⁰) – typically 90⁰ or 180⁰; and Dimensions (either inches or mm).
Richardson RFPD proivides RF Hybrid Couplers from industry-leading manufacturers Anaren, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, TriQuint Semiconductor, Johanson Manufacturing, PCTEL, and Radiall.
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