Design of Second Order Band-Pass Filter with Inductive π-Network Coupling

Hung-Heng LIN  Wei-Shin TUNG  Jui-Ching CHENG  Yi-Chyun CHIANG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B   No.6   pp.2629-2631
Publication Date: 2005/06/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.6.2629
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Devices/Circuits for Communications
Keyword: 
microwave filters,  inductive coupling,  

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Summary: 
This study presents a method of realizing second order band-pass filters with planar inductive π-network. The proposed filter is more flexible in practical implementation than those using magnetic or electric coupling methods. Electromagnetic simulation results show that the bandwidth of the filter is quite insensitive to the variation in substrate thicknesses and physical layout. A 5.2 GHz filter prototype is designed and fabricated. The measured insertion loss is less than 2.3 dB in the designed pass band and the attenuations at the stop bands are all greater than 30 dB.