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A MINIATURE CPW BALUN CONSTRUCTED WITH LENGTH-REDUCED 3DB COUPLES AND A SHORT REDUNDANT TRANSMISSION LINE

By Z.-Y. Yeh and Y.-C. Chiang

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Abstract:
This work presents a new type of CPW balun consisting of 3dB coupled-line sections, which are one eighth wavelength long, and a short redundant transmission line for the applications of the modern wireless communication systems. A set of design equations that can determine the values of the elements of balun is proposed. A new type of coupler constructed with a structure similar to the conventional step impedance resonator is developed to further reduce the size of the balun. An experimental prototype operated at 1.0 GHz was designed and fabricated to verify the proposed design method. The measurement results show quite good correspondences with the theoretical predictions and the EM simulations.

Citation:
Z.-Y. Yeh and Y.-C. Chiang, "A Miniature CPW Balun Constructed with Length-Reduced 3db Couples and a Short Redundant Transmission Line," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 117, 195-208, 2011.
doi:10.2528/PIER11041503
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=11041503

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