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The Essential Guide to RF and Wireless, Second Edition by Carl J. Weisman

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4 Other Components

In this chapter…

Switches

Attenuators

Dividers and Combiners

Couplers

Circulators and Isolators

Transformers

Detectors

Phase Shifters

Phase Detectors

Review of Components

There are many other components used in RF systems beyond the five basic ones covered in the previous chapter. Some of these components are very simple to understand while others are more complex. Most of these other components exist to accomplish one of two objectives. They either send the RF signal in a different direction—or in multiple directions—or they change the size or shape of the signal. All of these “other” components are used in RF systems to effectively implement wireless communications, keeping in mind that the objective at any moment is to ...

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