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An effective method for designing nonuniformly coupled transmission-line filters

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4 Author(s)
Gaobiao Xiao ; Graduate Sch. of Natural Sci., Chiba Univ., Japan ; Yashiro, K. ; Ning Guan ; Ohkawa, S.

An effective method is presented in this paper to design nonuniformly coupled transmission-line filters. This kind of filter can be used to realize almost an arbitrary filter characteristics as nonuniform transmission-line filters do. They can be cascaded directly, and no directional coupler is needed. This method begins with calculating characteristic impedance of a nonuniform transmission line by those techniques already established for designing nonuniform transmission-line filters, then determining the even- and odd-mode impedances of a nonuniformly coupled transmission line by a simple transformation. A first-order solution to the related nonlinear equations is especially proposed to calculate effective dielectric constants and line dimensions from the obtained characteristic impedances simultaneously. A device was built and tested, and the measured results verify that the proposed method is of practical use

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Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 6 )