MAGNET-LESS RING COMBINER AND SWITCHES FOR FULL DUPLEX COMMUNICATION

Conventional communication circuits are unable to send and receive signals simultaneously, which limits communication throughput. Systems involving magnets are similarly restricted to transmission in a single direction, due to the magnetic field generated by magnets.

University of Utah researchers have developed a magnet-less ring combiner that enables full duplex communication, which provides simultaneous transmission and reception of signals. This combiner is configurable with n-number of ports, while maintaining a smaller overall size, reducing manufacturing costs, and enhancing performance. Combiners can be coupled with various switched output port configurations including a SP3T using a 6-way ring combiner.