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Linear microstrip resonators suffer from high peak current density inside the resonators which limit the power handling characteristics and hence their use in cellular transmitter applications. To realise higher power filter and combiner networks for cellular applications it is possible to use two dimensional microstrip resonators (such as disks) to equalise the internal current distribution. We have designed and tested such microstrip resonators, fabricated from TBCCO 2212 thin films deposited by RF sputtering onto 50 mm diameter LaAlO/sub 3/ substrates. The R/sub s/ of such films has been measured at 5.5 GHz using a sapphire dielectric resonator and shown to be less than 1 m/spl Omega/ scaled to 10 GHz and at 80 K. The power handling of disk resonators designed for operation in the PCS and DCS1800 cellular bands has been shown to be superior to that of linear resonators fabricated from similar material. The operation of such devices using high power levels and realistic signals encountered in 2/sup nd/ generation digital cellular systems (e.g., DQPSK and GMSK) will be presented. The application of these devices to 3/sup rd/ generation wide band CDMA systems will also be discussed.