Power Divider Application Note

Various RF applications require power to be distributed among various paths. The simplest way this can be done is by using a power splitter/divider. Power dividers are reciprocal devices, i.e. they can also be used to combine power from output ports into the input port. The two main categories of power dividers are, reactive and resistive, with each suited for its own specific application. This article explains the different types of power divider, key parameters and some considerations that need to be taken into account when incorporating power dividers into your design.