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1. US20140120968 - Frequency tunable transmit/receive (Tx/Rx) antenna switch

Office United States of America
Application Number 13665656
Application Date 31.10.2012
Publication Number 20140120968
Publication Date 01.05.2014
Grant Number 08886137
Grant Date 11.11.2014
Publication Kind B2
IPC
H04B 1/44
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
1Details of transmission systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04B3/-H04B13/123; Details of transmission systems not characterised by the medium used for transmission
38Transceivers, i.e. devices in which transmitter and receiver form a structural unit and in which at least one part is used for functions of transmitting and receiving
40Circuits
44Transmit/receive switching
H04B 1/38
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
1Details of transmission systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04B3/-H04B13/123; Details of transmission systems not characterised by the medium used for transmission
38Transceivers, i.e. devices in which transmitter and receiver form a structural unit and in which at least one part is used for functions of transmitting and receiving
CPC
H01P 1/15
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
PWAVEGUIDES; RESONATORS, LINES, OR OTHER DEVICES OF THE WAVEGUIDE TYPE
1Auxiliary devices
10for switching or interrupting
15by semiconductor devices
H04B 1/44
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
1Details of transmission systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04B3/00 - H04B13/00; Details of transmission systems not characterised by the medium used for transmission
38Transceivers, i.e. devices in which transmitter and receiver form a structural unit and in which at least one part is used for functions of transmitting and receiving
40Circuits
44Transmit/receive switching
H04B 1/525
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
1Details of transmission systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04B3/00 - H04B13/00; Details of transmission systems not characterised by the medium used for transmission
38Transceivers, i.e. devices in which transmitter and receiver form a structural unit and in which at least one part is used for functions of transmitting and receiving
40Circuits
50using different frequencies for the two directions of communication
52Hybrid arrangements, i.e. arrangements for transition from single-path two-direction transmission to single-direction transmission on each of two paths or vice versa
525with means for reducing leakage of transmitter signal into the receiver
Applicants Raytheon Company
Inventors Mahmood Saadya
Agents Gifford Eric A.
Title
(EN) Frequency tunable transmit/receive (Tx/Rx) antenna switch
Abstract
(EN)

A frequency tunable transmit/receive (Tx/Rx) antenna switch uses a tuned PIN diode RF switch topology (e.g. shunt, series or series-shunt). Frequency tunability may be provided for either a transmit or a receive port (or both) that is tuned by a quarter-wavelength transmission line. The quarter-wavelength (λc/4) line establishes a passband centered about a center frequency fc. An electronically tunable LC tank circuit adds capacitance to the switch impedance to shift the center frequency fc to lower frequencies and progressively narrow the passband with the addition of more capacitance. Transceiver units provided with frequency tunable Tx/Rx antenna switches can, for example, be used in a Master/Slave network in which multiple units communicate with each other or in an autonomous network in which each of the multiple units operate independently.