20 dB directional coupler from 500MHz to 6GHz rated to 50W power with SMA-Female connectors
ADC-500M-6000M-20-01: 20 dB directional Coupler
ADC-500M-6000M-20-01 from AWG Tech is a 20 dB directional coupler from the wide range of coaxial directional coupler products that we supply. The applications for this directional coupler includes (but are nor limited to):
- Laboratory test and measurement equipment
- Mobile telecommunication equipment
- Military and defense communication systems
- Satellite communications equipment
The directional coupler design for ADC-500M-6000M-20-01 is based on high quality and low loss microstrip directional coupler design. This RF directional coupler has been optimized for operation from 500MHz to 6GHz and features a low insertion loss of 0.5dB and a coupling factor of 20dB. It has been designed for a 50 Ohms system and has a VSWR of 1.2 max. Built with SMA-female connectors, ADC-500M-6000M-20-01.
If you are looking for a reliable RF component supplier for high quality 20dB directional coupler, contact AWG Tech today. Our RF specialist will be happy to assist you to clarify your doubts or to point you to the right 20 directional coupler that best suits your needs. AWG Tech has shipped thousands of 20 dB directional coupler to customers world wide including Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, U.K, Brazil and South Africa.
The 20dB Directional Coupler – An Inside Look at Directional Coupler Basics, Design and Its Applications
In communications today, radio frequency (RF) and microwave (MW) are increasingly important, and, as such, components like the directional coupler have become practically indispensable. Not only are they fairly accurate, but they’re also simple to include in a system, and they’re convenient.
There’s no such thing as one size fits all when it comes to directional couplers, however; in fact, there is a wide range of packages and configurations. Still, they can easily be distinguished by either their sampling capabilities, or their intended use. A 20dB directional coupler, for instance, can be either coaxial or waveguide, single or dual-directional, or else a combination.
The Inside of a Directional Coupler
Directional couplers are typically devices consisting of 4 ports. The first port is called the incident, or input; the second is the output, or transmitted. The third and fourth ports are called the forward coupled or just coupled, and reverse coupled or isolated ports, respectively.
Typically, the coupler’s main line is the one found between ports 1 and 2, is more suited to carrying high power levels and therefore may have bigger connectors, if the coupler comes with those. The other ports, on the other hand, are best suited for lower power levels in comparison.
Despite the labels, any of the ports can be the input; when this happens, the port directly across from it becomes the transmitted port. Meanwhile, the one beside it becomes the coupled port, and the one diagonally across is the isolated port.
Applications for Directional Couplers
The directional coupler may find itself being used a power splitter from time to time, but many of its usual applications sees it used as a power sampler in measurement systems. This is because it can sample power from a transmission line and do so through a definite known amount. Accordingly, accurate measurements can be taken without interrupting the system’s operations.
Directional couplers can also be used to measure frequencies, in a similar fashion to when it’s used to measure power in a system. In operating systems where it’s the frequency that matters, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more fitting component than a directional coupler.
Signal levelling is another application for directional couplers, particularly when you want to eliminate uncertainty caused by cables and other similar components. By eliminating the levelling loop or simplifying the one currently in use, you streamline the testing procedure. This way, you don’t have to select and match detectors and couplers.
Choosing Directional Couplers
There are several terms used in selecting directional couplers for various applications. Among these are the coupling coefficient, the directivity, residual standing wave ratio (VSWR), and insertion loss.
Typically, a higher directivity is more desirable as this means there are less chances of power being reflected back to one of the other ports and therefore interfering with, say, measurement. On the other hand, insertion loss and residual VSWR should be as low as possible to ensure high performance. The coupling coefficient, though, will vary depending on the application’s needs.
Make sure to contact AWG Tech
To be sure you’re getting the right 20dB directional coupler or otherwise, don’t be afraid to consult with experts at companies like AWG Tech. That way, you’re sure to get the right components for your applications each time.