High-frequency RF power splitters suit 10G Ethernet, fiber-optic systems

Aug. 12, 2013
RF and microwave products specialist Pasternack Enterprises has launched a line of ultra-broadband power dividers capable of up to 50 GHz performance.

RF and microwave products specialist Pasternack Enterprises, Inc. (Irvine, CA) has launched a line of ultra-broadband power dividers capable of up to 50 GHz performance. The new millimeter wave power dividers -- also referred to as RF power splitters -- are rated for use in radar systems in electronic warfare equipment, but are also suitable for integration within fiber-optic systems and for 10G Ethernet and other applications that require high frequency, multi-octave power performance.

“Our new 40 GHz and 50 GHz power dividers are an essential addition to help meet the broadband requirements of the growing millimeter wave industry,” comments Gerry Camacho, VP of technical marketing at Pasternack. “Customers can now take advantage of these ultra-broadband RF power divider versions previously not available in our other lines of power dividers.”

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Pasternack is offering three new configurations of the broadband power dividers, including two with 2.92-mm connectors, one of which is a low VSWR version. Both 2.92-mm power dividers are capable of frequencies ranging from 10 GHz to 40 GHz and are rated to 10 Watts maximum input power. The third option is a 2.4-mm power divider capable of 10 GHz to 50 GHz, which also has a power rating of 10 Watts.

All three high frequency power dividers are Wilkinson 2-way designs utilizing a compact package that offers low insertion loss and phase stability across their broad operating range. The new 40 GHz and 50 GHz power dividers have a maximum insertion loss of 1.5 dB and VSWR of 1.6. The ultra-broadband power dividers have a typical phase balance of 6 degrees and carry a maximum isolation rating of 15 dB.

Each of Pasternack’s newly added 2-way RF power dividers are RoHS compliant. The new products are in-stock and available now. Learn more.

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