[time-nuts] buffer amp transformers...
henry at pericynthion.org
Thu Aug 5 04:27:40 UTC 2010
The spec sheet lists them as being good to 10MHz; would they be ok at
16MHz with a little more loss, or should I worry about resonances with
73 de Henry M0HMH in Santa Cruz
On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 9:14 PM, <k6rtm at comcast.net> wrote:
> I think I'm a time-nut; as symptoms I include (1) a lot of Mini-Circuits parts on my bench, (2) searches on eBay for Mini-Circuits goodies, and (3) the desire to know how my LPRO, 10811, and Thunderbolt are different, and how much better a Thunderbolt would be with a 10811 double-oven in it...
> Anyway, here's an eBay auction for 25 T-626 1:1:1 transformers -- item number: 220544907085
> which look like just the thing for this amp...
> 73 de bob k6rtm in silicon valley
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> Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 10:05:39 +1200
> From: Bruce Griffiths <bruce.griffiths at xtra.co.nz>
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Buffer / distribution amplifier for TCXO
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
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> Bruce Griffiths wrote:
>> In which case a linear distribution amplifier is probably required.
>> With only a ~3V supply available, options for the distribution
>> amplifier topology are somewhat limited.
>> In principle you could use an emitter follower driving 4 other emitter
>> followers with a resistor in series with the emitters of the output
>> devices and the AC coupled loads to match the source to the
>> interconnecting cable impedance to minimise reflections without
>> requiring excessive dissipation in the emitter followers.
>> With the low voltage supply available, using an RF choke is series
>> with the emitter follower's emitter to ground resistor will also be
>> useful in achieving the required dynamic range.
> A more efficient buffer amplifier circuit schematic is attached.
> The series transformer feedback stage has high input impedance and an
> output impedance matched to the transmission line (yes it works well
> with long transmission lines as well).
> However a trifilar wound RF transformer is required.
> In principle the various GPS receivers could be connected to taps along
> an end terminated transmission line using feedthrough connections with
> compensation for the tap shunt capacitance if necessary.
> A lower impedance line (eg 50 ohms) could also be driven at the expense
> of a higher collector current.
> In this case the value of R3 would need to be reduced to around 100 ohms
> or so.
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