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 Post subject: Balun operation
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:54 am 
 
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Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 3
I'm trying to understand how Balun works...

I know it converts a unbalanced signal to 2 balanced signal...

Also, I wondering if a Balun's operating frequency is from 800MHz to 1GHz... Will there be attenuation outside the operating frequency?


 
   
 
 Post subject: Baluns
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:18 pm 
 
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Hi!

First, a gentle reminder - this thread is "Anecdotes & Gripes" - you might do better posting this on the "Circuits" or "Antennas" threads...

Second, a balun converts a signal from unbalanced (2 wires, one "ground", the other "signal") to balanced (AGAIN, 2 wires - not 2 signals, as a general rule), usually not referenced to "ground". (Ground is often no more than a convenient fiction at UHF and microwave frequencies, anyway (Grin!)

Baluns are implemented in a variety of technologies, some more frequency-sensitive than others. So you can find both narrow-band and wide-band balun designs. (For the latter, see Jerry Sevick's book "Transmission Line Transformers).

Good Luck!
Fred


 
   
 
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Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:25 am 
 
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Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:00 am
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Oopppsss... (Blush...)


 
   
 
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Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:26 am 
 
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Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:00 am
Posts: 3
And Thanks Fred...




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