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Compact and Sharp Skirts Microstrip Dual-Mode Dual-Band Bandpass Filter Using a Single Quadruple-Mode Resonator (QMR)

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3 Author(s)
Jin Xu ; Ministerial Key Lab. of JGMT, Nanjing Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Nanjing, China ; Wen Wu ; Chen Miao

A new type of microstrip dual-mode dual-band bandpass filter (BPF) using a single quadruple-mode resonator (QMR) is proposed in this paper. The classical even-/odd-mode method is applied to analyze the characteristics of the proposed resonator, which shows that it has two pairs of symmetrical resonant modes. Owing to the inherent characteristic of a dual-mode resonator and source-load coupling, four transmission zeros can be produced and these four resonant modes can be divided in two groups, resulting in a dual-band BPF with two resonant modes in each passband. As examples, two dual-mode dual-band BPFs, Filter A with central frequencies (CFs) at 1.99/5.58 GHz and -3-dB fractional bandwidth (FBW) of 62.3%/19.7%, while Filter B with CFs at 1.64/5.26 GHz and -3-dB FBW of 32.9%/7.6%, are designed and fabricated. An aperture-backed compensation technique is employed in such two filters to enhance the coupling strength between the feeding lines and QMR. Furthermore, a meander coupled-line section is employed in the Filter A design, while a defected microstrip structure is introduced in Filter B design, so as to increase much more design freedoms for tuning filter performance. The fabricated two filters exhibit simple design procedures, low insertion losses, good return losses, sharp shirts, and compact sizes. Moreover, two BPFs do not need external input/output impedance transformation feeding lines.

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Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:61 ,  Issue: 3 )