2-way CIB combiner band 3 DAB 30 kW WB input 20 kW NB input liquid cooled

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SPINNER Combining Units for best radio frequency networks performance

Combining units are essential components in radio frequency networks, used to merge signals from multiple sources or split signals into multiple paths while maintaining signal integrity. All combiners work in bi-directional mode and can therefore be used to combine and split the transmitted and received signals.

The 2-way CIB combiner band 3 DAB 30 kW WB input 20 kW NB input liquid cooled ensures optimal performance for signal transmission between transmitter and antenna in broadcast stations.

In broadcast applications multi-channel combiners are used to combine the signals of two or several channels on to one antenna. SPINNER combiners stand out for their low VSWR, low insertion loss, high isolation between the inputs, compact design and easy installation. SPINNER frequency combiners are used world-wide, and since they are so reliable and maintenance-free they regularly exceed the high expectations that our customers have of SPINNER products.

A Constant Impedance Broadband (CIB) combining unit is designed to manage and equalize the impedance levels across multiple channels in a broadcast system. This ensures that the system maintains high efficiency by minimizing signal reflections and losses due to impedance mismatches. Such units are vital in complex network architectures where uniform signal propagation and integrity are critical for reliable and stable transmission. It allows multiple transmitters or receivers to share a common antenna feeder cable or antenna.

CIB combiners are mainly used when the channels are close together or when retuning is required. Even adjacent channel or adjacent block operation and the combination with starpoint and stretchline combiners at a later point in time are possible.

Good isolation, broadband matching and easy modification can be achieved in the CIB combiner with a combination of bandpass filters and 3 dB couplers. The signal applied to the narrowband input is fed via the narrowband 3 dB coupler into the two bandpass filters, then recombined afterwards in the wideband 3 dB coupler and routed to the antenna output. The signals fed into the wideband input arrive at the filter ports via the wideband 3 dB coupler, which totally reflects them back to the wideband coupler. They are then routed to the antenna output. All of the ports are broadband-matched (yielding constant impedance across a broad band). Any transmitter signal can be fed into the wide-band input as long as the frequency spacing across the filters’ passband range is large enough to ensure total reflection. Even adjacent channels can be combined if the slopes of the filter curves are steep enough. CIB combiners are the preferred components for designing multichannel combiners because they provide the greatest flexibility for configuring channels and power levels.

Outstanding RF characteristics, best possible passive intermodulation and VSWR

The 2-way CIB combiner band 3 DAB 30 kW WB input 20 kW NB input liquid cooled enables you to transmit high-frequency signals reliably and flawlessly with optimum protection of your sensitive equipment in a power range up to 20 kW with maximum passive intermodulation (IM3).

The port path designation regarding main line and probe is as follows: Port 1: narrow band input, Port 2: wide band input, Port 3: output

It supports the use following frequency bands : Band 3

The positive characteristics are briefly summarised: compact design, for 1.54 MHz block width, integrated mask filters for DAB and T-DMB, adjacent block operation, temperature compensated, filters with cross coupling (notch function).

Coaxial flange connectors, generally known as “EIA flanges”, are connected by a coupling element. The flange connector system complies with international standards EIA STD RS-225, 339 IEC, DIN EN 122150 and MIL-F 24044. The EIA flange connectors are excellently qualified suited for pressurized systems and for outdoor installations. 3 1/8" EIA connectors are used to link two elements of a rigid or semi-rigid high performance coaxial transmission line for radio frequency signals. Typically, these are operated in systems for very high power transmission (from kW to MW), e.g. in DAB, DVB or FM broadcast systems or in high-energy applications in research facilities (particle accelerator, plasmatron).

RF characteristics

Number of interfaces:
3
Interface type:
3 1/8" EIA (50 Ω) per IEC 60339-2
Port / path designation:
Port 1: narrow band input
Port 2: wide band input
Port 3: output
Interface direction:
straight
Input : output ratio:
2 : 1
Combiner type:
CIB
Number of cavities:
8
Size of cavities:
245
Standard:
DAB
Broadcast transmission type:
DAB
T-DMB
Frequency range:
174 to 240 MHz
Frequency band:
Band 3
Average power rating:
20 kW
Tuning instruction:
AS8164
Wide band power:
30 kW
Wide band power remark:
Attention: The power at the wide band input must be reduced by 50 % of the power fed into the narrow band input.
Wideband insertion loss, max.:
0.1 dB (non adjacent)
Output peak voltage rating:
12.7 kV
VSWR, max.:
1.1
Harmonics insertion loss:
≥ 50 dB for f < 460 MHz
≥ 40 dB for 460 - 480 MHz
Isolation, min.:
35 dB (between inputs)
Temperature stability:
≤ 1 kHz / K

Mechanical characteristics

Cooling type:
liquid
Weight, approx.:
360.0 kg
Length:
1.455 m
Width:
670.0 mm
Height:
1,530.0 mm

Environmental conditions

Environmental conditions:
for limitations see "Environmental Conditions for Broadcast Products" TD-00060

Further remarks

Remark:
• compact design
• for 1.54 MHz block width
• integrated mask filters for DAB and T-DMB
• adjacent block operation
• temperature compensated
• filters with cross coupling (notch function)
Footnote:
Alternative tuning on request
Customs tariff number:
85291080

Downloads

CB-L-46-DS.pdf

Product data sheet – 576883 – CB-L-46-DS.pdf