Equalizers

Mercury Systems offers a series of equalizers assemblies and harmonic phase shifter product designs to cover all microwave frequency bands from communication to ultra-broadband with a wide selection of IF bands and input power levels. Equalizer designs include:

  • Linear slope (positive or negative) equalizers in frequency ranges from 500 MHz to 26.5 GHz
  • Parabolic shaped equalizers in frequency ranges from 500 MHz to 26.5 GHz
  • Fine grain equalizers in frequency ranges from 1.5 GHz to 26.5 GHz
  • Sine and half-sine equalizers in frequency ranges from 500 MHz to 26.6 GHz

For further information on these equalizers, review the detailed overview in our knowledgebase, and contact us for additional details. 

Mercury also manufactures equalizers in frequency ranges from 1.5 GHz to 26.5 GHz. These integrated assemblies can consist of isolators, filters, harmonic phase shifters and couplers (along with multiple equalization functions) integrated into a single package. There are many possible design configurations that can be accomplished with these integrated equalizers, including:

  • ISO equalizer: Integrated with input and output isolators, these equalizers can be installed practically anywhere in a system while providing ≥40dB of isolation and ≤1.25:1 VSWR to minimize any adverse effects, such as frequency pulling or mismatch distortion.
  • TWT optimizer: This combination includes an adjustable equalizer and harmonic phase shifter integrated into a single package. This allows traveling wave tube gain equalization, while providing harmonic injection capability for gain enhancement.  Fine-grain resonant sections with fixed or adjustable amplitude and bandwidth can also be added to equalize narrowband gain or loss in the operating frequency band of the TWT.

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