GPS163 - Features & Benefits
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.
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 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.
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.
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.