Surface mount chip equalisers are configurable for the right RF fit

High frequency, chip equalisers in Smiths Interconnect’s CEX series are optimised for gain variation over frequency. They offer precise compensation for unwanted gain variation over frequency in an RF signal chain.

They are designed to offer customers a configurable design approach to meet specific frequency range and slope, fitting a wide range of requirements up to 40GHz with a maximum slope of 4dB. Slope linearity is ±0.25dB or better.

The CEX series of chip equalisers complements Smiths Interconnect’s line of SMT, high frequency, board level components and expand its offering for space, defence and communication systems.

The high frequency SMT chip equalisers have multiple slope (1.0 to 4.0bB) and band options allowing RF designers to reach more precise compensation, claims Smiths, with linear gain equalisers with a positive slope. The equalisers have customisation capability in terms of both frequency range and slope.

Typical voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) is 1.5:1 maximum. Insertion loss is just 1.0 to 1.25dB maximum.

The CEX series is based on proven thin and thick film process technology providing small size, light weight and level of power in a cost-effective, easy-to-implement surface mount format, says Smiths.

Electrical and thermal performances are tested through simulation analysis and real-life tests to ensure qualification.

A set of design guidelines has been developed that can be used to create tailored solutions for specific application needs.

Smiths Interconnect is a provider of electronic components, subsystems, microwave and radio frequency products that connect, protect and control critical applications in the commercial aviation, defence, space, medical, rail, semiconductor test, and industrial market segments.

Smiths Interconnect is part of Smiths Group, which applies advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components.

Smiths Group employs approximately 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.

Latest News from Softei

This news story is brought to you by, the specialist site dedicated to delivering information about what’s new in the electronics industry, with daily news updates, new products and industry news. To stay up-to-date, register to receive our weekly newsletters and keep yourself informed on the latest technology news and new products from around the globe. Simply click this link to register here: Softei Registration