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Microstrip Switchable Bandstop Filter using PIN Diodes with Precise Frequency and Bandwidth Control

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4 Author(s)
Brito-Brito, Z. ; Signal Theor. & Commun. Dept., Tech. Univ. of Catalonia, Barcelona ; Llamas-Garro, I. ; Pradell-Cara, L. ; Corona-Chavez, A.

In this paper a switchable bandstop filter able to switch between two different central frequency states while precisely maintaining a fixed bandwidth is presented. The filter topology allows precise control over the design parameters frequency and bandwidth, achieved by choosing adequate resonator sections which are switched by PIN diodes to obtain two discreet states. The central frequency control was obtained by modifying resonator length. Bandwidth control was achieved by choosing a resonator width and controlling the normalized reactance slope parameter of a decoupling resonator by means of a switchable resonator extension. The filter was designed to have center frequencies of 2 and 1.5 GHz both having an 8% fractional bandwidth. The comparison between simulations and measurements showed a central frequency deviation of 4 MHz for the 2 GHz frequency response, and a deviation of 2 MHz for the 1.5 GHz frequency response. The fractional bandwidth deviation for the 2 GHz filter response was 0.67%, while at 1.5 GHz a 0.4% deviation was observed. The simulation and measured responses are in very good agreement.

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Microwave Conference, 2008. EuMC 2008. 38th European

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27-31 Oct. 2008