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PD5012 - 1:12 L-Band Power Splitter, Combiner

DC Block 12 Way, Type N, 698 - 2700 MHz, 50 Ohm

Features & Benefits

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12 Way N-Jack Power Divider

twelve way wilkinson RF power divider
block DC eleven ports, pass DC one port

Overview

PD5012 is a DC blocking, twelve way, RF broadband, 50 ohm, power divider, power combiner furnished with N type coaxial connectors. The passive Wilkinson design passes RF, 10 MHz and DC current through one port, typically for powering an active antenna, with the other ports blocking DC. Max voltage rating at the DC blocked ports is 50 VDC. All wireless band applications in the frequency range from 698 to 2700 MHz are covered with best in class RF performance. The RoHS compliant PD5012 is a bidirectional device capable of 40 W max microwave input power level in both power splitter and combiner apps. See 12 way power divider input rating tables for additional power handling info.

Electrical

The heart of the unit is a precision designed and etched Wilkinson type microstrip circuit on a low loss, high frequency, dielectric substrate. Electrical performance is highlighted by 1.5 dB max insertion loss (above the -10.79 dB power split), 18 dB min isolation, 1.45:1 max input VSWR and 1.25:1 max output port VSWR. Equal power split and symmetry is displayed by 0.5 dB amplitude balance and 8 degrees phase balance. Narrow band RF performance over your frequency range may be even better. See 12 way power divider test sweeps for details.

Mechanical

Mechanical features include precision CNC, brass, 50 ohm N type female coaxial connectors with tri alloy plating to insure tarnish resistance and low PIM operation. Connector pins are gold plated phosphor bronze for reliability and low contact resistance. Virgin electrical grade PTFE support insulators captivate the

contact pins enabling trouble free coaxial connector mating. Long term operation and superior shielding is assured by the rugged CNC machined aluminum housing with clear chemical film finish. Secure mounting is provided by four 0.125" diameter (3.18 mm) through holes. RoHS construction includes no-lead solder and a finish free of hexavalent chromium.

Physical

Housing dimensions are 11.98" wide by 3.48" deep by 0.88" high (304.3 x 88.4 x 22.2 mm). The N type female (jack) connectors extend 0.65" (16.5 mm) from the housing. Operating temperature range is from -65°C to +85°C. Weight is 1463 grams. See 12 way DC block splitter outline drawing for more information.

Applications

The PD5012 12-way, type N jack, DC blocking, power splitter combiner is ideal for a wide range of wireless radio frequency microwave applications on both transmit and receive sides, ranging from amplifier sharing & receiver combining to antenna splitting, and is deployed world wide in networks encompassing 700 MHz Public Safety Band, 800 MHz cellular, GSM 850, 900, 1800 & 1900, PCS 1900, 1 GHz to 2 GHz L-Band, GPS, W-CDMA-3G, UMTS, TETRA, RFID, IEEE802.11b/g, 2.45 GHz ISM, Wi Fi and 2.3 GHz & 2.5 GHz WiMAX.

Options / Additional Models

PD2012: Standard configuration 12-way power divider, power combiner with 50 ohm N-type coaxial connectors. All ports pass DC.

PD5212: DC block 12 ports. Typically used in combining applications to prevent passing DC to sum port or other inputs.

GPS Splitter: 12-way GPS antenna signal splitter covering L1, L2, GLONASS and Galileo GNSS global navigation satellite system positioning frequency bands.

GPS120: 12way Ntype GPS signal splitter, DC pass one port - providing a means to power an active GPS antenna - other ports DC blocked and furnished with 200 ohm internal loads to simulate antenna pre-amp current draw, preventing the GPS receiver from sensing antenna fault.

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