Power Divider/Combiner Types and Functionality

This application note covers resistive and reactive power divider/combiners. The main goal of the note is to help customers choose the correct power divider/combiner type for their application. The functionality differences between the two types are discussed with example block diagrams. The block diagram makes it easy to see why resistive divider/combiners are used for military radio testing. The block diagram for reactive power divider/combiners shows how its construction is better suited for the fan-in or fan-out of RF signals to multiple devices.