A Compact Three-Mode H-Shaped Resonator Bandpass Filter Having High Passband Selectivity with Four Transmission Zeros and Wide Stopband Characteristic

Masataka OHIRA  Zhewang MA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E97-C   No.10   pp.957-964
Publication Date: 2014/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Progress in Microwave and Millimeter-wave Technologies)
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Keyword: 
Bandpass filters,  multipath coupling topology,  transmission zeros,  three-mode resonators,  

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Summary: 
This paper proposes a compact three-mode H-shaped resonator bandpass filter fed by antiparallel coupled input/output lines. To investigate the resonant behavior of the H-shaped resonator, even/odd-mode resonance conditions of the resonator are first derived analytically. The multimode resonances of the H-shaped resonator filter are modeled by a multipath circuit formed with resonance paths. Moreover, a direct source/load coupling path is connected in parallel, of which the value shows a frequency dependency because of the antiparallel coupled feeding lines, thereby generating four transmission zeros (TZs) greater than the number of a theoretical limitation. The H-shaped resonator bandpass filter is synthesized, developed, and tested, showing a third-order passband response with four TZs located near the passband, and a wide stopband property.