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Post subject: 4-Wyde divider Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:00 am


Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:55 pm
Posts: 8
Hi everybody!

I am designing the Synthesizer of RF receiver. Now I found a little trouble when I am trying to obtain 2 samples of the same RF signal. I was thinking into use a 4-Wyde resistor divider but the isolation I obtain between signals is very poor.I am using RF signals between 1500MHz to 2000MHz with levels from 0dBm to -10dBm.

Any good idea to split the same RF signal to 3 different ways with good isolation between each other?



Post subject: Re: 4-Wyde dividerPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:33 am


Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:20 am
Posts: 23
Location: India
If you are open to using discrete divider ICs then you have many option available from Mini-Circuits and Hittite.
I faced a similar situation (however for 6-7 GHz). I used a resistor power divider from SuSuMu Co limited. Their parts are available on digikey. However they give an attenuation of 6 dB and you should have enough amplification to compensate this loss

Ashish Bondia,
Design Engineer- RF

Posted  11/12/2012
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