Fri, 04/06/2001 - 5:21am
RLC Electronics' gain equalizers combine filter and attenuator technology to achieve a desired response. The typical curves that follow are representative of commonly requested responses. VSWR is dependent on frequency of operation, complexity of equalized response, and bandwidth of response. Power handling is dependent on the physical size of the absorptive elements. Since these elements decrease in size with increasing frequency, power handling by 10 GHz is usually in the hundredths of watts. The power capability of these devices is seldom an issue, since their usage is generally in receive stages or in the low power sections preceding transmit amplifiers. These units are used to compensate for such things as cable losses, to gain flatness in amplifiers, and compensate for devices such as couplers and filters which have frequency dependent outputs.