Miniaturized Lumped-Element Power Dividers with a Filtering Function

Hitoshi HAYASHI  Munenari KAWASHIMA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E91-C   No.11   pp.1798-1805
Publication Date: 2008/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e91-c.11.1798
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Microwaves, Millimeter-Waves
Keyword: 
lumped element microwave circuits,  microwave filters,  monolithic microwave integrated circuits,  power dividers,  

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Summary: 
Three miniaturized lumped-element power dividers with a filtering function for use in quadrature mixers are described. Simulation results showed that they can be miniaturized, as compared to conventional ones with open/short stubs, while maintaining the filter characteristics. A fabricated 0.95-GHz 0power divider with a filtering function had a chip size about half that of a conventional lumped-element one. Its insertion loss at 0.950.05 GHz was 4.00.1 dB.