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Unequal Wilkinson Power Dividers With Favorable Selectivity and High-Isolation Using Coupled-Line Filter Transformers

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2 Author(s)
Pu-Hua Deng ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Nat. Univ. of Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan ; Li-Chi Dai

In the conventional unequal-split Wilkinson power divider, poor selectivity for each transmission path is usually a problem. To surmount this obstacle, the parallel coupled-line bandpass filter structure is utilized as an impedance transformer as well as a band selector for each transmission path in the proposed unequal-split Wilkinson power dividers. However, the bandpass filters in the proposed dividers require careful design because they may not be functional under certain conditions. For example, the odd-order coupled-line filters are not appropriate for impedance transformers in the proposed unequal-split dividers and high-isolation requirement. Using the even-order coupled-line filter transformers, this study proposes two types of unequal-split Wilkinson power dividers. The first type of the proposed dividers arranges two filter transformers near two output ports, respectively, and is capable of achieving a highly remarkable isolation between the two output ports and a good band selection in each transmission path. Specifically, not only the operating band but also the lower and higher stopbands can achieve highly favorable isolation for this type of divider. By arranging the load impedance of each port properly, the second type of the proposed dividers, which has only one filter transformer to be shared by each transmission path near the input port, is also proposed to provide effective isolation between two output ports and favorable selectivity in each transmission path.

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Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:60 ,  Issue: 6 )