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This paper presents several micro-coaxial broadband 2 : 1 Wilkinson power dividers operating from 2 to 22 GHz, a 11 : 1 bandwidth. Circuits are fabricated on silicon with PolyStrata technology, and are implemented with 650 mum times 400 mum air-supported micro-coaxial lines. The measured isolation between the output ports is greater than 11 dB and the return loss at each port is more than 13 dB over the entire bandwidth. The footprints of these dividers can be miniaturized due to the high isolation between adjacent coaxial lines and their tight bend radius. For higher power handling, larger lines with a cross section of 1050 mum times 850 mum are also demonstrated. The effect of mismatch at the output ports is investigated in order to find the power loss in the resistors.
Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:57 , Issue: 11 )
Date of Publication: Nov. 2009