The rugged and reliable designs of Microlab power splitters are made for general applications from 100 to 6000 MHz. Microlab divided its power splitters range in 3 categories:
• Reactive splitters:
They are offered in 2, 3 and 4 ways, use air-line dielectrics with silver plated, metal conductors in aluminum housings. They have excellent input VSWR, high power ratings, low PIM and very low losses usually 0.05 dB or less. Among those power splitters, Microlab offers the cavity splitters (low loss reactive) characterised by a low controlled PIM down to < -160 dBc and a lower weight and price.
• Wilkinson splitters:
They are offered in 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 ways and are most commonly designed on microstrip boards in convenient packaging. They have outputs which are isolated by 20 dB or more, but are generally limited to low power applications because the resistors used in such designs are usually less than 1 W. Those splitters are also characterised by a band from 70 MHz to 6 GHz, special units to cover Tetra & WiMAX and using air as dielectric to reduce loss.
• Resistive splitters:
Resistive network designs are best when extremely broad bandwidths down to DC are needed. Frequently they are used in monitoring multiple sensors with instrumentation systems.