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broadband filter

A broadband filter is an electronic or electromagnetic device designed to pass a range of frequencies or signals within a specified bandwidth while attenuating or rejecting signals outside of that bandwidth. In essence, it allows a wide range of frequencies to pass through while blocking or attenuating frequencies that fall outside the defined range. Broadband filters find application in various fields, including telecommunications, radio and television broadcasting, wireless communication, and electronic circuits.

Broadband filters can come in various forms, including passive components like LC (inductor-capacitor) filters, waveguide filters, or active filters that use electronic components like transistors or operational amplifiers. The design and characteristics of a broadband filter depend on the specific application and the frequency range it needs to operate within.

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