Power dividers, also known as an RF divider or an broadband power divider are known as passive devices which are used to split incoming signals into two or more outgoing signals which will not suffer from any loss of power. These are used across power systems where power must be divided equally across the entire system.
As a matter of course, the ouput power that is generated is usually of equal amplitude and also of equal phase. However, the divider requirements can be adjusted to accomodate other settings. These can then be varied at the time of output.
Some of the specifications which are key to making the broadband power divider work properly are the following:
Configuration: This setting refers to the total number of ways that an incoming signal can be split, such as 2-way, 3-way, 4-way or any other possible number of combinations.
Power: This refers to the highest amount of power that the divider in question can handle. This will obviously vary by device and can actually vary quite significantly
Insertion Loss: This is a unit of loss which is measured in decibals. It refers to the instance of an incoming signal losing power when it is divided into multiple signals.
Impedance- This refers to what the power dividers are availble in. Power divider are typically available in both 50 ohms and 75 ohms.
There are many different companies which manufacture power splitters but as with anything, not all of them are created equally. Make sure to read online reviews and maybe even do some comparison shopping before commiting to a purchase. This will ensure that the best available device was bought for your specific needs. There are things worse than buying the wrong power splitter when it is truly needed to finish the job at hand.