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MINIATURIZATION OF TRANS-DIRECTIONAL COUPLED LINE COUPLERS USING SERIES INDUCTORS

By H. Liu, S.-J. Fang, Z. Wang, and Y. Zhou

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Abstract:
A miniaturized trans-directional (TRD) coupled line coupler comprises series inductors and capacitor loaded coupled lines is proposed in the paper. Series inductors are added to the periodically loaded coupled lines for further miniaturization of volume. A novel equivalent circuit is presented and theoretically analyzed. Test circuits for the miniaturized and conventional 3-dB TRD couplers were designed to operate at 1.6 GHz and fabricated using printed circuit board (PCB) technology. Samples have been measured, and comparisons in terms of volume, schematic simulation results and measurement results between the miniaturized and conventional 3-dB TRD couplers have been made to validate the proposed structure. Results show that the proposed miniaturized TRD coupler achieves a size reduction of 47.6% compared to the conventional TRD coupler with similar performances.

Citation:
H. Liu, S.-J. Fang, Z. Wang, and Y. Zhou, "Miniaturization of Trans-Directional Coupled Line Couplers Using Series Inductors," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 46, 171-177, 2014.
doi:10.2528/PIERC13122201

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