Power Splitter / Power Combiner

GPS163 - GPS/GNSS Antenna Signal Splitter

16-Way, N-Type, DC Block All Ports w/ 200Ω Load

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1x16 GPS splitter, N-jack (female), 1-2 GHz

16-way GPS antenna signal splitter
16 ports block DC + 200Ω internal load

  • GPS L1 - L5, GLONASS, Galileo splitter
  • 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 port
  • Tri Alloy Type N Female (Jack) 50 Ohm
16 Way Power Divider RF Input Ratings
Into Matched
Load VSWR's
In-Phase 180°
Out-of-Phase
1.2 : 1 20 Watts 20 Watts
2.0 : 1 20 Watts 20 Watts
VSWR = infinity (open or short) 10 Watts 4 Watts
16 Way Power Combiner RF Input Ratings
Input Signals In-Phase 180°
Out-of-Phase
Coherent 16 X 1.25 Watts 16 X 0.125 Watts
Non-Coherent 16 X 0.25 Watts
16 Way GPS Antenna Signal Splitter Outline Drawing
Mechanical Specifications
Circuit Design ……… 
 
Wilkinson; 16 Ports DC block
w/ 200Ω internal load
Connectors ……………  Type N Female, 50 Ohm Coaxial
Body ……………………  Brass, Tri-Alloy Plate
Connector Pin …  Phospher Bronze, Gold Plate
Insulator ……………  PTFE, Virgin Electrical Grade
Housing …………………  Aluminum, Clear Chem Film
Operating Temp …  -65°C to +85°C
Weight ……………………  1920 Grams

GPS163 - Type N-Jack GPS Signal Splitter Specifications

Frequency Range (MHz) Insertion Loss above 12.04 dB Amplitude
Balance
Phase
Balance
Isolation Input
VSWR
Output
VSWR
1000-2000 1.4 dB max 0.6 dB max 8° max 22 dB min 1.50 : 1 max 1.20 : 1 max

GPS163, 1-2 GHz (GPS) Signal Splitter Combiner Test Data

GPS Signal Splitter, 16 Way, N Type - Insertion Loss
Insertion Loss Test Sweep for Model GPS163 from INSTOCK Wireless.
GPS Signal Splitter, 16 Way, N Type - Isolation
Isolation Test Sweep for Model GPS163 from INSTOCK Wireless.
GPS Signal Splitter, 16 Way, N Type - VSWR
Input VSWR Test Sweep for Model GPS163 from INSTOCK Wireless. Output VSWR Test Sweep for Model GPS163 from INSTOCK Wireless.

Input Return Loss

Output Return Loss

GPS163 - Features & Benefits

Overview

GPS163 is a sixteen way, passive, GPS signal splitter ideal for splitting a GPS signal sixteen ways from a separately powered signal source. Furnished with N type 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. 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.

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 1.4 dB max insertion loss (above the 12.04 dB power split), 22 dB min isolation, 1.50:1 max input VSWR and 1.20:1 max output port VSWR. Equal power split and symmetry is displayed by 0.6 dB amplitude balance and 8 degrees phase balance. Narrow band GPS performance in your band of interest may be even better. See 16 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

Mechanical features include precision CNC, brass, 50 ohm N type 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.

Physical

Housing dimensions are 15.98" wide by 3.48" deep by 0.88" high (405.9 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 1920 grams. See 16 way GPS splitter outline drawing for more information.

Applications

Model GPS163 is a 16-way, passive, type N, 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.

Options / Additional Models

PD2016: Standard configuration 16-way power divider, power combiner with 50 ohm N-type coaxial connectors. All ports pass DC.

PD5216: DC block 16 ports. Typically used in combining applications to prevent passing DC to sum port or other inputs.

GPS Splitter: 16-way GPS antenna signal splitter covering L1, L2, GLONASS and Galileo GNSS global navigation satellite system positioning frequency bands.

GPS160: 16way 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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