A NOVEL POWER DIVIDER INTEGRATED WITH ONE BANDPASS FILTER
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C
A novel compact wideband inphase multilayer power divider based on slotline-to-microstrip coupling structure is presented in this paper. To improve the isolation between output ports, this power divider breaks the conventional half-wavelength slotline configuration and introduces a lumped resistor. A wideband bandpass filter integrated with the power divider is designed to allow the power divider to reject the undesired signals located in adjacent frequency channels. This filter consists of two
... ter consists of two Eshape units. In order to improve its performance at low frequency band, a lumped capacitor is bridged between the two E-shape units. As an example, a wideband power divider combining with a bandpass filter is designed and fabricated. The experimental results show that the proposed power divider has a low insertion loss, high isolation, good return losses at all ports, good amplitude and phase balance, as well as flat group delay over the wide frequency band from 3.5 GHz to 10 GHz. In addition, the width of upper stopband reaches up to 3.8 GHz (12.9 GHz-16.7 GHz) corresponding to attenuation more than 20 dB.