Signal Termination Block

Technology #2008-214

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Patrick J. Zabinski
Chad M. Smutzer
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Bruce R. Kline
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The present invention is a circuit block used to condition and sample a variety of electrical signals in characterization and system applications. The internal passive circuitry eases characterization of high-speed differential and single-ended applications by providing impedance-matched environment and integrating unique capabilities such as true differential termination, pass-through signal sampling, and signal biasing. The invention will also find application in system environments where different signal protocols need to interact. The blocks are self-contained units with integrated coaxial connectors with a wide range of applicable frequencies.