GPS121 - GPS Signal Splitter
12 Way, SMA Jack, 1 - 2 GHz, 50 Ohm Coaxial
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- Broadband Frequency (0.698 - 2.700 GHz)
- Low Insertion Loss (0.6 dB avg)
- High Port-to-Port Isolation (30 dB avg)
- Excellent VSWR (1.15 : 1 avg)
- 15 VDC & 75 mA max on DC block ports
- RoHS Compliant Splitter Construction
above 10.79 dB
|1000-2000 MHz||1.5 dB max||0.5 dB max||8° max||18 dB min||1.45 : 1 max||1.25 : 1 max|
|Circuit Design|| Wilkinson; 1 DC pass,
11 DC block w/ 200Ω internal load
|Connectors||SMA Female, 50 Ohm Coaxial|
|Connector Body||Brass, Tri-Alloy Plate|
|Connector Pin||Beryllium Copper, Gold Plate|
|Connector Insulator||PTFE, Virgin Electrical Grade|
|Housing||Aluminum, Clear Chem Film|
|Operating Temp||-65°C to +85°C|
|12 Way Power Divider RF Input Ratings|
|1.2 : 1||20 Watts||20 Watts|
|2.0 : 1||20 Watts||20 Watts|
|∞||10 Watts||2 Watts|
|12 Way Power Combiner RF Input Ratings|
|Input Signals||In-Phase||180° Out-of-Phase|
|Coherent||12 X 1.67 Watts||12 X 0.17 Watts|
|Non-Coherent||12 X 0.33 Watts|
GPS121 Features & Benefits
GPS121 is a twelve way, passive, GPS signal splitter ideal for splitting a GPS antenna signal between twelve receivers while providing a DC current path to power a remotely located active GPS antenna from one receiver while blocking the DC path from the others. Furnished with SMA female connectors all ports. A special feature of this unit is the 200 ohm internal load which provides a current drain for the GPS receivers not powering the active antenna. Some GPS receivers incorrectly sense an antenna fault when there is no current draw. The 200 ohm internal load provides a simulated antenna current drain which prevents receiver faulting. Max voltage rating at the DC blocked ports is 15 VDC; maximum current rating is 75 mA. Maximum voltage rating at the DC pass port is 50 VDC; maximum current rating is 1000 mA.
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 GPS performance in your band of interest may be even better. See 12 way GPS splitter test sweeps for details. DC block and 200 ohm internal load are specially designed to be RF transparent with negligable effect on performance.
Mechanical features include precision CNC, brass, 50 ohm SMA female coaxial connectors with tri alloy plating to ensure 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.
Housing dimensions are 11.98" wide by 3.48" deep by 0.88" high (304.3 x 88.4 x 22.2 mm). The SMA female (jack) connectors extend 0.44" (11.1 mm) from the housing. Operating temperature range is from -65°C to +85°C. Weight is 1283 grams. See 12 way GPS splitter outline drawing for more information.
Model GPS121 is a 12-way, passive, SMA, GNSS splitter covering all frequencies from 1000 to 2000 MHz with best-in-class performance for GPS L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou and IRNSS global navigation satellite positioning system applications, and is deployed worldwide.