A signal-power Divider/Combiner is typically a symmetrical device that can either split an RF signal into “N” roughly equal power signals in one direction, or combine up to N signals (in a summing operation) in the other direction. This device is also called a “power splitter” or a “power combiner.” Divider/Combiners are used in many circuit-level and system-level RF applications, such as Test & Measurement (lab or factory), amplifiers, transmitters and receivers.
Richardson RFPD / Arrow RF & Power carries a generous assortment of Divider/Combiners, including surface mount and connectorized units. These products cover various frequency ranges from 0 - 30 MHz on the low-end, to the high-end of 0 - 26.5 GHz, including octave and multi-octave ranges in the most common 2-way, 3-way, 4-way, and 8-way splits. We also carry Divide-by 12 and Divide-by 16 units. Performance grades range from low-cost commercial to rugged military.
Specific attributes which are important in selecting the right Divider/Combiners for your application include: Package Type (Connectorized or Surface Mount); Divide-By (i.e. N = 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, and 16); Frequency Range (GHz) of Operation; Impedance (Ω); Isolation (dB); IL (Insertion Loss -- in dB); VSWR (ratio); Amplitude Balance (dB); and Phase Balance (°).
Richardson RFPD provides Dividers/Combiners from industry-leading manufacturers Aeroflex / Inmet, Anaren,Huber+Suhner, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, and our own brand.
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