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2015-01-16

Dual-Band Bandpass Filter with Wide Upper Stopband Using Novel Stepped Impedance Stub-Loaded Quad-Mode Resonator

By Lei Lin, Zhenlong Zhang, Shou Jia Sun, and Chang-Hong Liang
Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 51, 61-66, 2015
doi:10.2528/PIERL14120601

Abstract

This paper presents a wide upper stopband dual-band bandpass filter (BPF) with controllable passband frequencies and bandwidths as well as a high out-of-band rejection level. The proposed filter is realized by utilizing a novel stepped impedance stub-loaded quad-mode resonator. All the four-mode equivalent circuits of the resonator are quarter-wavelength stepped impedance resonators (SIRs), and their fundamental resonance frequencies are used to form the passbands, so the designed filter has a compact circuit size. By controlling the impedance and length ratios of the stubs of the resonator, wide upper stopband performance is obtained. Hook-shape feed-lines and source-load coupling are applied to provide appropriate external coupling and generate three extra transmission zeros, which greatly improve the selectivity of the proposed filter. An experimental filter operating at 1.5 and 3.5 GHz is designed, fabricated, and measured for validation. The measured results have good agreement with the simulated ones.

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Lei Lin, Zhenlong Zhang, Shou Jia Sun, and Chang-Hong Liang, "Dual-Band Bandpass Filter with Wide Upper Stopband Using Novel Stepped Impedance Stub-Loaded Quad-Mode Resonator," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 51, 61-66, 2015.
doi:10.2528/PIERL14120601
http://www.jpier.org/PIERL/pier.php?paper=14120601

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