Balun design: A simple LC balun

One of the simplest baluns can be designed using L and C elements as shown below:

The design equations have been embodied in a Javascript calculator that will be provided in this blog for free download in the next post. Check back in a day or two to download the calculator. The input of this circuit is a balanced waveform and the impedance is set by the values of the L/C combinations. The output is another balanced signal with the required output impedance also calculated using the input and output impedances. This circuit may be implemented using discrete elements for use as a impedance transformer or a balun.

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