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A DUAL-WIDEBAND BANDPASS FILTER BASED ON E-SHAPED MICROSTRIP SIR WITH IMPROVED UPPER-STOPBAND PERFORMANCE

By Y.-L. Wu, C. Liao, and X.-Z. Xiong

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Abstract:
A novel dual-wideband microstrip bandpass filter (BPF) with improved upper-stopband performance is presented. With the use of some special structures such as E-shaped microstrip Stepped-Impedance Resonator (SIR) and input-output cross-coupling feed structure, this filter can generate five transmission zeros which are beneficial for improving its frequency selectivity and upper-stopband performance. Finally the microstrip dual-wideband BPF has been simulated, fabricated and measured. Measurement results show that the two passbands are centered at 3.7 GHz and 5.8 GHz with the fractional bandwidth of 31% and 13% respectively. Meanwhile more than 50% relative upper stopband bandwidth with 20 dB rejection has been realized. The simulated and measured results are in good agreement.

Citation:
Y.-L. Wu, C. Liao, and X.-Z. Xiong, "A Dual-Wideband Bandpass Filter Based on E-Shaped Microstrip Sir with Improved Upper-Stopband Performance," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 108, 141-153, 2010.
doi:10.2528/PIER10071802
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=10071802

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