Duplexer

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Not to be confused with diplexer. ‹See Tfd›
For other uses, see Duplex (disambiguation) and duplex printing.
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Isolation typical >75 dB
Insertion Loss typical < 1.0 dB

A duplexer is a device that allows bi-directional (duplex) communication over a single path.

In radar and radio communications systems, it isolates the receiver from the transmitter while permitting them to share a common antenna. Most radio repeater systems include a duplexer.

Note 1: A duplexer must be designed for operation in the frequency band used by the receiver and transmitter, and must be capable of handling the output power of the transmitter.

Note 2: A duplexer must provide adequate rejection of transmitter noise occurring at the receive frequency, and must be designed to operate at, or less than, the frequency separation between the transmitter and receiver.

Note 3: A duplexer must provide sufficient isolation to prevent receiver desensitization.

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C

Duplexers can be based on frequency (often a waveguide filter), polarization (such as an orthomode transducer, or timing (as is typical in radar).[1]

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  1. ^ Rinehart, Ronald E. (1991). Radar for Meteorologists. University of North Dakota.  radar engineers have added the automatic switch (also called a duplexer) in the ... As soon as the transmitter stops sending a signal, the duplexer switches so that the receiver is now connected to the antenna.

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