BD132B: Bidirectional Detector for R22 Waveguide, with DC Amplifiers

BD132B is a bidirectional detector intended for simultaneous sampling of incident and reflected waves in high-power 2450 MHz industrial applications using R22 (WR430) rectangular waveguide. The bidirectional detector combines the following components:

  • Dual directional coupler
  • Attenuators
  • Zero-bias Schottky diode detectors
  • Low noise operational amplifiers

The unit delivers two DC voltages in the range 0 to approximately 9 V. The voltages are functions of the powers associated with waves propagating in opposite directions in the parent waveguide. Standard maximum working powers are 1 kW, 3 kW, 10 kW, and 30 kW. In addition to these, customized maximum powers are optionally available.

Typical Transfer Curve (PIN = 1.4 kW, TA = 25°C, f = 2450MHz)