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20090121803DUPLEXER AND TRANSCEIVER - A duplexer according to the present invention includes a first port, a second port and a third port for external input/output, a first path formed between the first port and the third port, a second path formed between the second port and the third port, a phase shifting part provided for each path, and a resonating part provided for each path. At least any of the resonating parts has a ring conductor having a length equal to one wavelength at a resonant frequency or an integral multiple thereof, a plurality of passive circuits, and a plurality of switches each of which is connected to a different part of the ring conductor at one end and to any of the passive circuits at the other end. A switch may simply be connected to a ground conductor instead of being connected to the passive circuit.05-14-2009
20100109795TRANSMISSION OF ALTERNATIVE CONTENT OVER STANDARD DEVICE CONNECTORS - Transmission of alternative content over standard device connectors. An embodiment of a method includes connecting a first device to a second device utilizing a standard connector, the connector including multiple pins, and detecting whether the second device is operating in a standard mode or an alternative mode. If the second device is operating in the alternative mode, then switching one or more pins of the standard connector for the alternative mode and transmitting or receiving signals for the alternative mode via the plurality of pins of the standard connector.05-06-2010
20130135059LOW LOSS QUARTER WAVE RADIO FREQUENCY RELAY SWITCH APPARATUS AND METHOD - A low loss quarter wave Radio Frequency (RF) relay switch apparatus and method provides more efficient transmission of RF energy to downstream antenna switching elements in an antenna switching network. The antenna switching network may include multiple antenna multiplexer modules which are configured to operate in a local use configuration or a pass through configuration. The antenna multiplexer modules are designed for maximum efficiency in the pass through configuration acting virtually lossless when passing through RF energy.05-30-2013
20130049881FILTER CIRCUIT AND RADIO TERMINAL INCLUDING FILTER CIRCUIT - There is provided a filter circuit including a passive mixer circuit, and a passive switched capacitor circuit that is connected to a rear stage of the passive mixer and includes a flying capacitor. The passive mixer circuit generates a baseband signal by multiplying an input signal supplied from a predetermined signal source impedance by each local oscillation signal and outputs the baseband signal to the passive switched capacitor circuit, the passive switched capacitor circuit performs predetermined filtering on the baseband signal supplied from the passive mixer circuit and outputs the processed baseband signal, and a capacitance of the flying capacitor of the passive switched capacitor circuit is a capacitance by which input impedance of the passive mixer circuit is matched to the signal source impedance.02-28-2013
20120112851METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TUNING ANTENNAS IN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a matching network for a communication device having first and second antennas, where the matching network includes a first variable component connectable and a detector. The first variable component can be connectable along a first path between the first antenna and a front end module of the communication device, where the first antenna is configured for transmit and receive operation. The detector can be connectable along a second path between the second antenna and the front end module of the communication device, where the detector obtains an RF voltage associated with the second path, where the second antenna is configured for a diversity receive operation, and where the first variable component is adjusted based on the detected RF voltage to tune the matching network. Additional embodiments are disclosed.05-10-2012
20100090777WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A wireless communication device includes an antenna module, a transceiving module, and a switch module. The antenna module includes a first antenna and a second antenna. The transceiving module includes a first transceiver and a second transceiver. The switch module switches different connections between the antenna module and the transceiving module, and includes a first single-pole-double-throw (SPDT) switch, a second SPDT switch, a third SPDT switch, a first duplexer, a second duplexer, and a double-pole-double-throw (DPDT) switch.04-15-2010
20090153263Modulized wave filter - A wave filter is installed in a multimedia wideband router, and includes a circuit board having a first low-pass wave-filtering circuit, and a band-pass wave-filtering circuit; the band-pass wave-filtering circuit consists of a high-pass wave-filtering circuit and a second low-pass wave-filtering circuit; the first low-pass wave-filtering circuit is connected to the high-pass wave-filtering circuit; the circuit board further includes an input terminal, and a first switching component, which is movable to such a position as to electrically connect the input terminal and a joint between the first low-pass wave-filtering circuit and the high-pass wave-filtering circuit; the circuit board further includes two output terminals, which are connected to the first and the second low-pass wave-filtering circuits respectively; a second switching component is provided on the circuit board, which is movable to such a position as to electrically connect the high-pass wave-filtering circuit and the second low-pass wave-filtering circuit.06-18-2009
20090206946Apparatus and method for reducing propagation delay in a conductor - An apparatus and method is provided that reduces the propagation delay in a conductor carrying an electrical signal from a first area of a circuit to a second area of the circuit. The conductor is fabricated to include a first conductor extending from the first area to the second area. The conductor also includes a second conductor extending substantially parallel and along the first conductor and electrically connected to the first conductor. A third and additional conductors may also be used which extend substantially parallel and along the first conductor and are electrically connected to the first conductor. The additional second conductor (and any additional conductors) reduces the capacitance of the conductor thereby reducing the propagation delay in the conductor (increasing the speed of the signal). The additional conductor(s) effectively “shield” the first conductor from some capacitance that the first conductor would normally “see” without the use of such additional conductors.08-20-2009
20090058553Non-reflective SPNT switch - A non-reflective SPNT switching device comprises one pole, at least three throws, a plurality of main switches, and a plurality of bridge switches. The bridge switches enable all throws to be non-reflective. Each main switch is coupled between the pole and one of the throws. One main switch has a first (eg ON) state, the one main switch being coupled to an active throw in a conducting signal path, and each other main switch has a second (eg OFF) state. Each throw is operably coupled to first and second adjacent throws through first and second adjacent bridge switches. For the active throw, the first and second bridge switches have the second state. For each non-active throw, one of the adjacent bridge switches has the first (eg ON) state and one of the adjacent bridge switches has the second state.03-05-2009
20080258839HIGH-FREQUENCY SWITCHING MODULE AND FREQUENCY-CHARACTERISTIC ADJUSTING METHOD FOR HIGH-FREQENCY CIRCUIT - A high-frequency switching module in which a high-frequency switch including a diode, which functions as a switching device, and a high-frequency filter including inductors and a capacitor are integrated with each other. The inductor defining a π-type high-frequency filter is connected directly and in series to the diode. By inserting the inductor, the cut-off frequency of a Chebyshev-type low-pass filter circuit produced when the diode is turned ON can be shifted to a lower frequency side, and also, the ripple can be suppressed to a small level.10-23-2008
20110204991FILTERING CIRCUIT TOPOLOGY - The exemplary embodiments described provide a low cost architecture for a quad-mode frontend of a communication device. In particular, the exemplary embodiments use diplexers to reduce the complexity of frontend switches and transceivers.08-25-2011
20090128253High frequency electronic component - A high frequency electronic component includes: a first input terminal that receives a first transmission signal in the form of an unbalanced signal; a second input terminal that receives a second transmission signal in the form of a balanced signal; a balun that converts the second transmission signal in the form of a balanced signal received at the second input terminal to a second transmission signal in the form of an unbalanced signal and outputs this signal; and a switch. The switch performs switching between a signal received at a first input port and a signal received at a second input port, and outputs one of the signals from an output port. The first input port receives the first transmission signal received at the first input terminal. The second input port receives the second transmission signal in the form of an unbalanced signal outputted from the balun. The output port is connected to a power amplifier.05-21-2009
20090128254High frequency electronic component - A high frequency electronic component includes a switch and a balun. The switch performs switching between a first transmission signal in the form of an unbalanced signal received at a first input port and a second transmission signal in the form of an unbalanced signal received at a second input port, and outputs one of the first and second transmission signals from an output port. The balun converts the transmission signal in the form of an unbalanced signal outputted form the output port of the switch to a transmission signal in the form of a balanced signal, and outputs this signal to a balanced input power amplifier.05-21-2009
20090015346Electronic device and method of matching the impedance thereof - An electronic device includes a first and a second micro-electromechanical switch assembly on a substrate, between which first and second switch assembly a first line having a first impedance and a second line having a second impedance are present. The first switch assembly includes an input terminal and a first and a second output terminal connected to the first and the second line, respectively. The second switch assembly includes an output terminal and a first and second input terminal connected to the first and second line, respectively.01-15-2009
20090256645COMPOSITE DUPLEXER - A composite duplexer includes an antenna terminal, a first receiving terminal, a second receiving terminal, a transmitting terminal, a first switch, a duplexer, and a second switch. The first switch includes a first branch contact, a second branch contact connected with the transmitting terminal, a third branch contact connected with the second receiving terminal, and a first common contact connected with the first antenna terminal. The first common contact of the first switch is connected selectively with the first branch contact, the second branch contact, and the third branch contact. The first duplexer includes a first receiving filter connected with the first receiving terminal, and a first transmitting filter. The duplexer is connected with the first branch contact of the first switch. The second switch is operable to connect and disconnect electrically between the first transmitting filter of the first duplexer and the transmitting terminal. This composite duplexer can separate signals even if their frequency bands are close to each other.10-15-2009
20100225414MULTI-CHANNEL RADIO FREQUENCY FRONT END CIRCUIT WITH FULL TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE DIVERSITY FOR MULTI-PATH MITIGATION - A front end circuit for coupling a plurality of antennas to a multi-channel time domain duplex RF transceiver is disclosed. The front end circuit has a first transmit port, a first receive chain primary port, a first receive chain secondary ports, and a first antenna port connectable to a first one of the plurality of antennas. The front end circuit also has a second transmit port, a second receive chain primary port, and a second receive chain secondary port connectable to a second one of the plurality of antennas. A first switch has terminals connected to the first transmit port, the first receive chain primary port, and the second receive chain secondary port, as well as a common terminal that is connected to the first antenna port. Additionally, the front end circuit has a second switch that has terminals connected to the second transmit port, the second receive chain primary port and the first receive chain secondary port, and a common terminal connected to the second antenna port.09-09-2010
20100253445HIGH FREQUENCY SWITCH - Disclosed is a high frequency switch wherein a first switch circuit is connected in series to a first λ/4 signal transmission path connected between an antenna connecting terminal and a transmission terminal. In the first switch circuit, a first λ/4 transmission path and a first parallel resonant circuit, which includes one first PIN diode, are connected in series. In a first inductor of the first parallel resonant circuit, a constant is set so that a resonance frequency of the first parallel resonant circuit and the center frequency of a first antenna switch are the same when the first PIN diode is turned off.10-07-2010
20100225413METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RECEIVING SIGNALS VIA MULTI-PORT DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA - Methods and systems for receiving signals via a multi-port distributed antenna are disclosed and may include selectively enabling one or more low noise amplifiers (LNAs) coupled to the antenna. The selective enabling may be based on a desired gain level applied to a signal received from the antenna. The LNAs may be coupled to ports on the antenna based on an input impedance of the LNAs and an impedance of the ports. Each of the LNAs may be configured for optimum linearity in different gain ranges, which may be proportional to the input impedance of the LNAs. The antenna may be integrated on a chip with the LNAs, or may be located external to the chip. The antenna may include a microstrip antenna. The LNAs may include variable gain and may be enabled utilizing a processor. Linearity on demand may be enabled via the selective enabling of the LNAs.09-09-2010
20090115549FRONT-END CIRCUIT OF THE WIRELESS TRANSCEIVER - A front-end circuit of the wireless transceiver is disclosed to reduce the number of the pin count of the chip, and achieve the impedance matching. The circuit comprises an antenna unit, a receiver, and a transmitting block, all of which are connected together, wherein there is no switch provided between the receiver and the antenna unit, such that the loss of switch can be avoided for reducing the noise figure and improve the sensitivity of the receiving path accordingly.05-07-2009
20100301964HIGH-FREQUENCY MODULE - A high-frequency module includes at least first and second signal circuits that are each connected between a common antenna port and at least first and second signal ports. The first signal circuit includes a first inductor connected in series between the antenna port and the first signal port, a first capacitor connected in series between the first inductor and the first signal port, and a second inductor connected in shunt between the first capacitor and the first signal port. Series resonance is produced between the first inductor, the first capacitor, and the second inductor at a frequency within the frequency band of a target signal of the second signal circuit.12-02-2010
20090066443SIGNAL SELECTING DEVICE - A signal selecting device according to the present invention has two input/output ports, a plurality of resonating parts, a plurality of impedance transforming parts, and a controlling part. The resonating parts have a ring conductor having a length equal to one wavelength at a resonant frequency or an integral multiple thereof and a plurality of switches each of which is connected to a different part of the ring conductor at one end and to a ground conductor at the other end. The controlling part controls the state of the switches. The resonating parts are disposed in series between the two input/output ports. The impedance transforming parts are disposed between the input/output ports in such a manner that the impedance transforming parts at the both ends are disposed between the input/output port and the resonating part and the remaining impedance transforming parts are disposed between the resonating parts.03-12-2009
20120068784Coupling Circuits for Power Line Communication Devices - Coupling circuits for power line communication (PLC) devices are described. In an embodiment, a PLC device may comprise a processor and a coupling circuit coupled to the processor. The coupling circuit may in turn comprise a transmitter path and a receiver path. In some implementations, the transmitter path may include a first amplifier, a first capacitor coupled to the first amplifier, a first transformer coupled to the first capacitor, and a plurality of line interface coupling circuits coupled to the first transformer, where each of the line interface coupling circuits is configured to be connected to a different phase of an electrical power circuit. Meanwhile, the receiver path may include a plurality of capacitors, where each of the plurality of capacitors coupled to a corresponding one of the line interface circuits, a filter network coupled to the plurality of capacitors, and a second amplifier coupled to the filter network.03-22-2012
20110248792CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT WITH IMPROVED DECOUPLING - A circuit arrangement includes a component having a closed signal path, that closed signal path connected to a first port, a second port and at least a third port. The component has a directed signal flow of a signal applied to one of that ports. Such a coupling device can be connected to a transmitter and to a receiver path, respectively.10-13-2011
20110248791METAMATERIAL DIPLEXERS, COMBINERS AND DIVIDERS - A wireless device having a CRLH structure incorporates a power combiner/divider and diplexer. In one embodiment, circuit parameters are selected to achieve impedance matching using a transmission line structure.10-13-2011
20110248790APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AN A/B RF REDUNDANT SENSING SWITCH - An A/B RF automatic-set-up redundant sensing switch that monitors the relative differences in signal strength of the A and B paths and processes it according to a predetermined logic setting with no manual adjustment. When one of the paths is determined not to match the logic setting, it will switch to the other.10-13-2011
20110133850HIGH-FREQUENCY MODULE - A high frequency module includes RF terminal lands at a first layer that is a surface layer of a multilayer substrate on which RF terminal electrodes of a switch IC are mounted that are arranged in a line. Each of the RF terminal lands is electrically connected to one end of a lead electrode at a second layer via a via hole. Some of the lead electrodes extend from corresponding ones of the RF terminal lands in an outward direction away from a side of the switch IC. The remaining ones of the lead electrodes extend from corresponding ones of the RF terminal lands in an inward direction that is opposite to the outward direction.06-09-2011
20120098616VARIABLE RESONATOR, TUNABLE FILTER, AND ELECTRIC CIRCUIT DEVICE - A variable resonator that comprises a loop line (04-26-2012
20100019860Switchable Combiner/Divider With Multiple Inputs/Outputs - A switchable combiner/divider with multiple inputs/outputs is provided. The switchable combiner/divider with multiple inputs/outputs includes multiple input ports for receiving multiple incoming signals, multiple output ports, a switching part for alternately connecting the multiple input ports to output ports as a circulating configuration, and a controller for providing switching control signals to the switching part.01-28-2010
20090174498RF SWITCH DEVICE, MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING SYSTEM AND AN RF SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD - A radio frequency (RF) switch device has at least two RF switch units, each RF switch unit having an output terminal and at least two input terminals. The RF switch units select one channel of RF signals from several channels of the RF signals that are supplied as inputs to their input terminals for emission as an output from their output terminals. A magnetic resonance imaging system and an RF signal transmission method employ such an RF switch device. The use of such an RF switch device reduces the number of channels of the RF signals that need to be further transmitted, which in turn reduces the number of the corresponding long RF cable channels and the number of channels of the subsequent devices, thereby preventing waste and reducing the cost of the system. Moreover, if the subsequent devices include a receiver coil channel selector, then the complexity of the receiver coil channel selector will also be reduced as the number of RF signal channels is decreased.07-09-2009
20120306588FLUX GUIDING STRUCTURE - Embodiments of the present invention provide a structure comprising: a flux guide comprising a plurality of resonant circuit elements (12-06-2012
20090206945RECONFIGURABLE DUPLEXING COUPLERS - A multi-port reconfigurable coupler includes a coupler and a switching system configured to selectively reconfigure multiple ports of the coupler for increased application flexibility and for efficiently transmitting and receiving radio-frequency signals. The multi-port reconfigurable coupler includes a transmit signal port, a termination port, a receive signal port, an antenna port, and a switching system configured to selectively couple the termination port to a predetermined termination potential based on information indicating one of a transmit only mode, and a receive only mode, and to decouple based on information indicating a transmit-receive mode.08-20-2009
20110316645STEP ATTENUATOR APPARATUS - A step attenuator apparatus is provided, having an attenuation ratio which is switchable according to a control signal. Multiple variable attenuators are connected in series. Each variable attenuator includes a first terminal, a second terminal, multiple paths having different attenuation ratios, a first switch that can be connected to one end of a desired path selected from among the multiple paths, and a second switch that can be connected to the other end of a desired path selected from among the multiple paths. When a control signal is an instruction to set the step attenuator apparatus to a disconnected state, a control unit connects the first switch of the first-stage variable attenuator to one of the multiple paths, and connects the second switch of the first-stage variable attenuator to a different one of the multiple paths.12-29-2011
20100244980METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A SELF-TERMINATING SIGNAL PATH - Presented are method and apparatus embodiments to terminate an interruptible signal path when the interruptible signal path is unterminated. The apparatus can comprise a signal path from a supplier-side port thru a user-side port, a signal source arranged to provide a signal to the conductor; and a signal circuit arranged in the interruptible signal path. The apparatus can determine when the signal path is unterminated and, in that case, interrupt and terminate the signal path by putting a signal switching device in the appropriate state and/or sending signals from the signal path to a prescribed signal level connection point. When a user device is not connected or connected improperly, or the signals through the signal path are otherwise unterminated, the interruptible signal path can be interrupted and terminated. The method and apparatus embodiments can be used in various combinations with multiple signal paths having multiple signal branches.09-30-2010
20120313723METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEMS SWITCHES FABRICATED IN AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE - Methods and systems for MEMS switches fabricated in an integrated circuit package are disclosed and may include controlling switching of RF components, and signals handled by the RF components, within an integrated circuit. One or more MEMS switch arrays embedded within a multi-layer package bonded to the integrated circuit may be utilized for the switching and signal control. The RF components and one or more MEMS switch arrays may be integrated in the multi-layer package. The RF components may be electrically coupled to the integrated circuit via the one or more MEMS switch arrays. The MEMS switch arrays may be electrostatically or magnetically activated. The RF components may be coupled to one or more capacitor arrays in the integrated circuit. The RF components may include transformers, inductors, transmission lines, microstrip and/or coplanar waveguide filters and/or surface mount devices. The integrated circuit may be coupled to the multiple-layer package utilizing a flip-chip bonding technique.12-13-2012
20120249260METHOD FOR PERFORMING DYNAMIC IMPEDANCE MATCHING AND A COMMUNICATION APPARATUS THEREOF - Method for performing dynamic impedance matching and communication apparatus thereof are provided. With respect to an operating band of an impedance matching circuit of a communication device, a first number of times of tuning are performed on a first element of an impedance matching circuit, and a second number of times of tuning are performed on a second element of the impedance matching circuit, wherein the first number is different from the second number.10-04-2012
20120075034DOPPLER-INSPIRED, HIGH-FREQUENCY SIGNAL GENERATION AND UP-CONVERSION - Doppler-inspired methods for signal generation and frequency up-conversion are provided that are compatible with CMOS technology. In accordance with an embodiment, a circuit is provided that includes two input signals that can propagate on artificial transmission lines in opposite directions, resembling the relative movement of source and observer in Doppler frequency shift; and an output signal combiner. By controlling the characteristics of the transmission lines and the input signal frequencies, the harmonic generation of active devices is utilized and combined to provide the desired high-frequency component at the output.03-29-2012
20120286893FILTER ARRAY FOR NARROWBAND AND WIDEBAND WAVEFORM OPERATION IN A COMMUNICATIONS RADIO - A communications radio has an IF stage with an associated filter array. The array includes at least one narrowband filter whose passband is less than 3 MHz, at least one wideband filter whose passband is 3 MHz or greater, a first switch with a common pole connected to an input terminal of the array, a second switch with a common pole connected to an output terminal of the array, a third switch whose common pole is operatively connected to the input terminal, and a fourth switch whose common pole is operatively connected to the output terminal. The first and the second switches cooperate to insert a selected filter between the first and second terminals. The third and the fourth switches cooperate to insert the filter array into either a receive signal path when the radio is in a receive mode, or a transmit signal path when in a transmit mode.11-15-2012
20120286894COMMUNICATIONS FILTER PACKAGE FOR NARROWBAND AND WIDEBAND SIGNAL WAVEFORMS - A filter package for communications equipment includes two or more filters in die form, each having a different frequency response. A first switch and a second switch are operatively connected to the filters and are configured to select a desired filter for operation in a signal stage of the equipment. The filters are aligned and stacked one over the other in the form of a package having an input terminal that is tied to a common terminal of the first switch, and an output terminal tied to a common terminal of the second switch. When the input and the output terminals of the filter package are connected to corresponding terminals of an intermediate frequency (IF) stage in a communications transceiver, the package can support both narrowband and wideband waveforms defined by the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS).11-15-2012
20130154761System and Method for a Radio Frequency Switch - In accordance with an embodiment, a filter network is configured to be coupled to a first switch, a second switch, and an output port. The filter network includes a first filter coupled between the first switch and the output port, and the second filter coupled between the second switch and the output port. The first filter has a pass band having a first frequency range that includes a first frequency, and a stop band that includes a second frequency that is a distortion product of the first frequency. The second filter has a second frequency range that includes the second frequency and the stop band that includes the first frequency. The second frequency range is higher in frequency than the first frequency range.06-20-2013

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