Let's say I have a 5 stage L-C ladder network with L= 4.7 micro Henry and C= 60 pF. The characteristic impedance of the network becomes 280 ohms (square root(L/C)). However, from circuit analysis, the impedance of the circuit becomes j*561 ohms at 25 MHz. If I want to drive a load of about 50 ohms which will be placed at the end of the L-C ladder network what impedance of the ladder network will come into consideration for matching? Will it be 280 ohms or j*561 ohms for maximum power transfer? The source is a 50 ohm AC source. I want to pass a signal of about 9 MHz through this ladder network.
Thanks in advance.