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A loop resonator tunable filter using phase shifters

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2 Author(s)
Azadeh Taslimi ; Department of electrical and computer engineering, Block E4, Level 7, room 10, MMIC Lab, 4 Engineering drive 3, singapore117576, National university of singapore ; Koen Mouthaan

A novel tunable bandpass loop resonator filter with three tunable loop resonators is presented. Each resonator is tuned through a phase shifter. This phase shifter not only is the tuning component of the quasi-elliptic filter, it also reduces the total size of the filter by reducing the size of the resonators. The size of the fabricated resonators is only 36% of the size of the traditional square loop resonators at the center of frequency range (850 MHz). The fabricated filter has a tuning range of 20% (765 MHz-939 MHz). The filter insertion loss is from 4.1 dB to 1.8 dB and the return loss is better than 20 dB for all the states. The 3 dB bandwidth is changing from 166 MHz to 171 MHz which is almost constant. In addition, the filter shape is constant for all states and the filter has a high out of band rejection.

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2010 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference

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7-10 Dec. 2010