SMT Bidirectional Coupler operates from 20-1,000 MHz.

Press Release Summary:

Supplied in 1.5 x 1.0 in. SMD package that conserves system size by bringing coupler inside power amplifier, IPP-8036 consists of 300 W, dual directional coupler featuring softboard laminate technology and embedded internal terminations. Broadband design provides separate coupled ports for forward and reflected signals. Along with insertion loss of  < 0 .29 dB and main line VSWR of  < 1 .25:1, features include 50 dB coupling, +/- 0.6 dB coupled flatness, and >20 dB directivity.

Original Press Release:

Richardson RFPD Introduces New 300 W Bi Directional Coupler with Surface-Mount Technology from Innovative Power Products

Unique 300 W surface-mount dual directional coupler measures 1.5” x 1.0”

Geneva, Ill.: Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced today the availability and full design support capabilities for a new bi-directional surface-mount coupler from Innovative Power Products, Inc.

The IPP-8036 is one of the featured surface-mount products from IPP’s full line of dual directional couplers. It is a 300 Watt, 50 dB dual directional coupler that operates from 20 MHz to 1000 MHz.

IPP has leveraged softboard laminate technology and embedded internal terminations in order to offer the IPP-8036 in a surface mount package, instead of aluminum housing with connectors, which saves system size and cost by bringing the coupler inside the power amplifier. The device also features an innovative broadband design that provides separate coupled ports for both forward and reflected signals.

According to Innovative Power Products, additional key features of the IPP-8036 include:
• Insertion loss: < 0.29 dB
• Main line VSWR: < 1.25:1
• Coupling: 50 dB
• Coupled flatness: +/- 0.6 dB
• Directivity: > 20 dB
• Package: 1.5 x 1.0-inch surface mount (SMD)

To find more information, or to purchase this product today online, please visit the IPP-8036 webpage. The device is also available by calling 1-800-737-6937 (within North America); or please find your local sales engineer (worldwide) at Local Sales Support. To learn about additional products from IPP, please visit the Innovative Power Products storefront webpage.

Mark Vitellaro
Director of Strategic Marketing
P 630 262 6800

About Richardson RFPD
Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, is a global leader in the RF and wireless communications, power conversion and renewable energy markets. It brings relationships with many of the industry’s top radio frequency and power component suppliers. Whether it’s designing components or engineering complete solutions, Richardson RFPD’s worldwide design centers and technical sales team provide comprehensive support for customers’ go-to-market strategy, from prototype to production. More information is available online at

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