Radio, Intermediate Frequency CAN, IF-CAN, 中週, 中頻變壓器


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IF-CAN (Intermediate Frequency CAN)
This side presents some facts about IF-CAN (IF-transformer).
All contribution to this page are most welcome

Intermediate Frequency CAN, IF-CAN, 中週, 中頻變壓器
Intermediate Frequency CAN, IF-CAN, 中週, 中頻變壓器
Intermediate Frequency CAN, IF-CAN, 中週, 中頻變壓器
Intermediate Frequency CAN, IF-CAN, 中週, 中頻變壓器

 

Background
These transformers are specially designed tuned circuit in RFI-tight groundable metal packages for narrow bandwidth IF application. They are called IF cans. As shown in the 1968 specification sheet of figure at right,

Intermediate Frequency CAN, IF-CAN, 中週, 中頻變壓器
Intermediate Frequency CAN, IF-CAN, 中週, 中頻變壓器

this unit includes a 125-pF capacitor, and the arrow between primary and secondary. An arrow  indicates that the tuning is attained by tuning-tool (a non-metallic screwdriver) adjustment of the ferrite core (slug). The purpose of the primary winding tap is to increase the effective Quality (Qeff) of the collector circuit in the narrow band IF of the standard broadcast receiver.

Each IF transformers has self resonances with an impedance max at predefined frequency. The resonances frequency can be adjusted by turning the colored ferrite core. In an ordinary radio, you will most often find 4 types of IF-cans.

For the FM part the IF frequency is 10.7MHz. The color of the slug in this CAN is most often pink.

For the AM part the IF frequency is 455kHz.

RED – Oscillator. With 30pf – 300pf = 1MHz to 2MHz
YELLOW – First 455KHz IF filter transformer
White – Second 455KHz IF filter transformer (not always used)
Black – Last 455KHz IF filter transformer

 

How to connect the IF transformer?

Intermediate Frequency CAN, IF-CAN, 中週, 中頻變壓器
Intermediate Frequency CAN, IF-CAN, 中週, 中頻變壓器

The IF transformer uses a tuned primary winding of typically 110 – 160 turns of wire with a 180 pf – 200 pF fitted across the coil. This winding is usually tapped at about 20 – 25% and connected to a centre pin. Unless you have any data on the coil then it is debatable from which end of the coil the tapping is made.

Impedance

Intermediate Frequency CAN, IF-CAN, 中週, 中頻變壓器
Intermediate Frequency CAN, IF-CAN, 中週, 中頻變壓器

The diagram above shows the impedance as function of frequency. The phase angle is also plotted. The ferrite core (slug) is yellow 455kHz. As you can see from the diagram the Impedance has a maximum at the resonance frequency. At the resonant frequency the phase is zero and the impedance is pure resistive.

Primary winding tap and Q-factor

Intermediate Frequency CAN, IF-CAN, 中週, 中頻變壓器
Intermediate Frequency CAN, IF-CAN, 中週, 中頻變壓器

The schematic above show the IF-transformer. RT is the resistance in the amplifier stage.

For instance, suppose the tap is not used. The equivalent circuit is (figure at left), of course,

Qeff = RT/XL and the bandwidth BW= fo/Qeff.

IF the power supply line (ac ground) is connected to tap point, the resulting equivalent circuit is that of figure right.

Here, L1 + L2 = L, so the circuit is resonant at the same frequency. However, since L is proportional to N^2, where N is the number of turns for the inductor

XL2 = n^2 XL where n is the turns ration defined by the tap point n = n1/(n1+n2).

Ignoring finite inductor Q, the effective tapped circuit Q is QT = RT / XL= RT / (n^2 XL) = Qeff / n^2.

Since n<1 ,QT> Qeff of the untapped transformer.

EXAMPLE
RT=2500 ohm
XL=500 ohm
Determine the Q of the two circuits. The tap point is 1/3 of the inductor turns from the bottom.

Solution
Qeff = 2500 / 500 = 5
XL = n^2 * XL2 = (1/3)^2 * 500 = 55.5 ohm.
QT=2500 / 55.5 = 45
The Q has been increased by 1 / n^2 = 9 times.
The bandwidth is 1/9 of the untapped value.

RULE: By tapping the transformer the Q-value increase and the bandwidth decrease.

What is inside the CAN?
The two pictures below explain the inside of the CAN.

Intermediate Frequency CAN, IF-CAN, 中週, 中頻變壓器
Intermediate Frequency CAN, IF-CAN, 中週, 中頻變壓器
Intermediate Frequency CAN, IF-CAN, 中週, 中頻變壓器
Intermediate Frequency CAN, IF-CAN, 中週, 中頻變壓器

 

 

Declaration : all those information copied here (above) is for reference only, the original author (it is believed SM0VPO, the call sign and own those material and perhaps abandon a website only but not to neglect the copyright of those information). Those information presented here is slightly edited with errata and illustration re-rearrangement.

 

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