BBTLine Intros BroadBand SMP-Connectorized Bi-Directional Coupler

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BBTLine Intros BroadBand SMP-Connectorized Bi-Directional Coupler - RF Cafe

Bidirectional Coupler

BBTLine_Coupler1_SMP RF Measurements - RF Cafe

BBTLine_Coupler1_SMP RF Measurements

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BBTLine_Coupler1_SMP Mechanical Dimensions - RF Cafe

BBTLine_Coupler1_SMP Mechanical Dimensions

Kirkland, Washington - BBTLine (BroadBand Transmission Line) announces the introduction of model BBTLine_Coupler1_SMP, an SMP-connectorized (Smooth-Bore SMPs) RF bidirectional coupler.

RF Specifications:

  • BroadBand:  0.8 to >6 GHz Operation
  • Low Loss:  <0.8 dB at 6 GHz
  • Good Directivity:  >20 dB to 5.6 GHz
  • Return Loss:  19 dB min all ports
  • RoHS Compliant

Although there are endless RF power splitters / combiners to choose from on the market, once you start narrowing the search criteria down to 1) Broadband, 2) Surface Mount, and 3) Higher RF Power Rating characteristics, the number of choices is reduced considerably. BBTLine's line of surface-mount splitters / combiners addresses this market deficiency.


  • $100 for quantity 1 to 3
  • $90 (10%) for quantity 4 to 6
  • $80 (20%) for quantity 7 to 9
  • $70 (30%) for quantity 10+

Consulting Services

Specializing in RF Hardware Design / Prototyping / Simulation / Measurement / Troubleshooting
With over 25 years of RF Hardware Design Experience (DC to 85 GHz), BBTLine, LLC offers you several avenues for your RF Hardware Development needs BBTLine Offers You Expertise In the Following Areas:

  • RF Hardware Design
  • RF Prototyping
  • RF Simulation
  • RF Board Layout
  • RF Measurement and Testing
  • RF System Analysis (Cascaded Gain, NF, IP3, Mixing, Compression, Spurious, Isolation)
  • Single-Ended Frequency Domain and Differential Time Domain (Eye Diagram, Jitter) System Analysis And Design
  • All-around RF Module Design (PCB layout, RF Dielectrics, Mechanical, RF Gasketing, Isolation, Thermal, Tlines, RF Connectors)
  • One-on-one On-Site (or Remote) Training/Tutorials for High-End Simulators such as Keysight ADS, EMPro, CST and Ansys HFSS
  • Temporary (Remote and/or On-Site) RF Engineering Support..."RF Engineer For Hire"...To Satisfy Critical Troubleshooting, Testing And/Or Simulation Needs (Near or Far-Term)
  • RF Connector Launch Design (SMP, SMPM, SMA, Surface and Edge Launch) to 50 GHz
  • Extensive High Isolation (> 150 dB) RF Module Design
  • RF Component Selection To meet Overall RF RX/TX Design Goals

About BBTLine

BBTLine LLC was founded in 2014 to exploit the many benefits of a patented technique for manufacturing multi-octave, small-sized, low return loss, phase and amplitude balanced RF and microwave power combiners / splitters that avoids some of the deficiencies of traditional Wilkinson-style designs.

Contact Information

Mark Derbyshire
10907 NE 133 Street
Kirkland, WA  98034
Phone: 425-273-3712



Posted October 23, 2017