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Antenna pi-network matching High or low pass? #bluetooth
Hi all, I am a beginner in RF system design and I have some questions.
I have a PCB trace antenna, I need to tune it to 2.45GHz, this is for Bluetooth low energy communication.
I want to use a pi-network for the tuning process. I chose pi-network because it is selective and allows to set the quality factor Q of the circuit and the bandwidth (BW) of the antenna as Q=F/BW.
-Can someone tell me when to choose the pi-network high pass or low pass for antenna matching?
I have seen in the document "AN1275: Impedance Matching Network Architectures" by Silabs that the high-pass network allows high frequencies to pass through the antenna and the low-pass pi-network blocks the passage of high frequencies through the antenna, which also means that the matching network must allow DC current to pass through the antenna.
What does it mean to allow DC current to pass through the antenna?
In general, I know that the signal transmitted by the antenna is an AC signal. Could I feed (transmit) a DC signal to an antenna?
Donald S Brant Jr
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If you set your matching network up as low-pass you will gain the benefit of harmonic filtering as well as impedance matching.
DC power and/or low-frequency signaling is often run up a feedline to power a low-noise amplifier, downconverter, or similar. A device called a "bias tee" is used to combine and separate the DC/LF and RF signals at the radio and antenna ends of the transmission line. This can result in considerable savings as a separate power line does not need to be provided.
Satellite systems often provide a precision 10MHz reference frequency along with the DC and RF signals, to use in phase-locking up- or down-converters.
73, Don N2VGU
On Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 5:32 AM Diane BONKOUNGOU <dianebonk2@...> wrote:
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