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A NOVEL COMPACT DUAL-FREQUENCY COUPLED-LINE TRANSFORMER WITH SIMPLE ANALYTICAL DESIGN EQUATIONS FOR FREQUENCY-DEPENDENT COMPLEX LOAD IMPEDANCE

By Y. Wu, W. Sun, S.-W. Leung, Y. Diao, and K.-H. Chan

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Abstract:
In order to perfectly match arbitrary frequency-dependent complex load impedances at two uncorrelated frequencies, a novel coupled-line impedance transformer without transmission-line stubs is proposed in this paper. This transformer mainly features small size, wide bandwidth, simple analytical design method, and easy planar implementation. The transformer simply consists of a coupled-line section and an additional transmission-line section. Due to the usage of a coupled-line section, the theoretical synthesis of the proposed transformer becomes very simple when compared with previous transformers and the total size of the planar circuit without deterioration of operating bandwidth becomes small. Furthermore, several numerical examples are presented to demonstrate the flexible dual-frequency matching performance. Finally, the profile of matching frequency-dependent complex load impedance at two arbitrary frequencies has been examined by simulation and measurement of two microstrip generalized T-junction power dividers. Good agreement between the calculated results and measured ones justifies this proposed transformer and the design theory.

Citation:
Y. Wu, W. Sun, S.-W. Leung, Y. Diao, and K.-H. Chan, "A Novel Compact Dual-Frequency Coupled-Line Transformer with Simple Analytical Design Equations for Frequency-Dependent Complex Load Impedance," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 134, 47-62, 2013.
doi:10.2528/PIER12101906
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=12101906

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