A Class of a Planar Duplexer Consisting of BPFs with Attenuation Poles Designed by Manipulating Tapped Resonators

Kouji WADA  Takanobu OHNO  Osamu HASHIMOTO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E86-C    No.8    pp.1613-1620
Publication Date: 2003/08/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Microwave and Millimeter Wave Technology)
planar duplexer,  tapped resonator,  attenuation pole,  bandpass filter,  

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In this paper we describe the investigation of design methodology of a planar duplexer consisting of BPFs using mixed tapped resonators. Firstly, we propose the planar duplexer consisting of bandpass filters (BPFs) using a tapped open-ended λ/2 resonator and a tapped λ/4 resonator. The duplexer is designed based on the general filter theory with narrow band approximation and tap-coupling technique. The actual duplexer is fabricated using a coplanar waveguide (CPW). Secondly, downsizing of the planar duplexer is carried out based on the BPF using stepped impedance resonators (SIRs). Lastly, another type of duplexer consisting of different BPFs using mixed tapped resonators is investigated in the same manner. The results of this study lead us to the conclusion that the design methodology is useful for realizing the high-performance planar duplexer fabricated without increasing the number of elements.