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COPLANAR RING DIVIDER WITH WIDEBAND HIGH ISOLATION PERFORMANCE

By C. Li, L. B. Lok, A. Khalid, and D. R. S. Cumming

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Abstract:
In this letter, the design and measurement of a new ring power divider exhibiting wideband high isolation is presented. Coplanar techniques are used to achieve a compact and truly uniplanar design. The design is demonstrated by a prototype, operating at K-band, that has been monolithically fabricated using a GaAs MMIC process with airbridge technology. The measured insertion loss is 0.6 dB at the center design frequency of 25 GHz. The output port isolation is better than 20 dB across a wide bandwidth from 10 MHz to 50 GHz. The output amplitude and phase balance is within ±0.5 dB and ±2°, respectively, in the bandwidth from 10 MHz to 43 GHz.

Citation:
C. Li, L. B. Lok, A. Khalid, and D. R. S. Cumming, "Coplanar Ring Divider with Wideband High Isolation Performance," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 25, 1-10, 2011.
doi:10.2528/PIERL11041408

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