Miniaturized full‐metal bandpass filter and multiplexer using circular spiral resonator
- Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
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- IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, 2021, 15, (6), pp. 606-619
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This article proposes a new class of miniaturized full-metal bandpass filters (BPFs) and multiplexers using circular spiral resonators (CSRs). The proposed metal CSR is supported on the metal cavity's wall, which serves as a short-end resonator. This CSR has obvious size reduction compared to traditional cavity resonators and owns low insertion loss, high power capacity and high selectivity. Then, three BPFs using two, three and four CSRs are designed and analysed. All the proposed filters have transmission zeroes (TZs) produced by the source-load coupling without introducing additional coupling structure. The proposed CSR is further used to design diplexer and quadruplexer. All the proposed filters have ultra-compact size, especially, the size of quadruplexer is only 0.23λ 0 × 0.081λ 0 × 0.067λ 0. Finally, the fourth-order filter and quadruplexer are fabricated and measured, the good agreement between the measured results and the simulated results validates the proposed design concepts.
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