Advanced filter design technique based on equivalent circuits and coupling matrix segmentation

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International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications
  • Volumen: 46
  • Número: 5
  • Fecha: 01 mayo 2018
  • Páginas: 1055-1071
  • ISSN: 1097007X 00989886
  • Tipo de fuente: Revista
  • DOI: 10.1002/cta.2480
  • Tipo de documento: Artículo
  • Editorial: John Wiley and Sons Ltd Southern Gate Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8SQ
Copyright © 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This paper presents a technique for the efficient design of bandpass waveguide microwave filters using a segmentation technique applied to an equivalent circuit. The technique is based on first developing an equivalent circuit that synthesizes the desired transfer function. Then, the different parts of the real physical structure are optimized by segmenting this equivalent circuit. The technique was originally developed for in-line filters, and the main contribution of this paper is in the combination of this technique with the coupling matrix formalism. In this way, we adapt for the first time this design strategy to the design of complex coupling topologies, beyond the in-line configuration. As an example, a complex sixth-order dual-mode filter, implemented in all-inductive waveguide technology, is designed using the new coupling matrix segmentation technique, showing the effectiveness of the presented theory. A prototype of the filter has been manufactured, and the accuracy of the design technique is verified by measurements on the real prototype.

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