Isolation Transformer Question

AnalogKid

Joined Aug 1, 2013
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That is called a balun. Differential signals enter on 1 and 2 and exit on 3 and 4. The coupled inductors act as a common mode choke, exhibiting high inductance (and impedance) to common mode signals while have relatively little effect on the differential signals. This is a common technique to filter radiated noise from RF and other high frequency signals.

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Ramussons

Joined May 3, 2013
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That is called a balun. Differential signals enter on 1 and 2 and exit on 3 and 4. The coupled inductors act as a common mode choke, exhibiting high inductance (and impedance) to common mode signals while have relatively little effect on the differential signals. This is a common technique to filter radiated noise from RF and other high frequency signals.

ak
The explanation of working is fine, but the term "Balun" is not. It is a Series Filter.
"Balun" is a short form of the "Balanced" to "Unbalanced" transformer used to interface Balanced Transmission Lines to Unbalanced. Like a 75 Ohm Coax feeder to a 300 Ohm Antenna.
 

AnalogKid

Joined Aug 1, 2013
8,217
The explanation of working is fine, but the term "Balun" is not. It is a Series Filter.
"Balun" is a short form of the "Balanced" to "Unbalanced" transformer used to interface Balanced Transmission Lines to Unbalanced. Like a 75 Ohm Coax feeder to a 300 Ohm Antenna.
Yup. My bad. A while ago I combined the two in three straight projects, and they got compounded in my little brain.

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