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Hybrid Combiner


A hybrid combiner is a circuit element used to combine radio signals from multiple sources. Unlike simple combiners that use resistors, a hybrid combiner uses transformers, which theoretically eliminate resistive loss.

Hybrid combiners are crucial in radio systems, particularly in applications where multiple channels must be used simultaneously. They enable the use of multiple transmitters and receivers while isolating the different signals from each other to prevent interference.

Without combiners, these systems would require multiple antennas, which would be costly and could increase the likelihood of interference.

An RF hybrid combiner functions similarly to a splitter or divider. The primary difference is the direction in which power is applied: applying power to one port for combining means that applying power in the opposite direction would result in splitting.

Example of Hybrid Combiner in a sentence:

"A hybrid combiner is a key tool in distributed antenna systems for combining radio frequency signals."

Synonyms: splitter, divider

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