A Compact Wide-Range Frequency and Bandwidth Reconfigurable Filter

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Author(s)

  • Mingen Tian
  • Zhihe Long
  • Lijun Feng
  • Leilei He
  • Tianliang Zhang

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Original languageEnglish
Journal / PublicationIEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters
Publication statusOnline published - 8 Jun 2022

Abstract

This letter proposes a wide-range reconfigurable bandpass filter (WRBPF) based on the cross-shape triple-mode resonator. Varactor diodes and switching diodes are utilized at the ends of the resonator and the positions of external coupling, which combines the two working modes of the low-frequency band and high-frequency band, greatly broaden the tunable range of the center frequency (ƒ0). When the 3-dB bandwidth of WRBPF is 180 MHz, ƒ0 can be adjusted from 0.78 to 1.93 GHz, and the relative adjustment range is 84.9%. When ƒ0 is 1.355 GHz, the absolute bandwidth can be adjusted from 110 to 950 MHz, and the relative bandwidth adjustment range is 8.1%–70.1%. Moreover, the circuit size of WRBPF is only 0.29 λg × 0.22 λg. The experimental results show that WRBPF has not only a simple structure but also an excellent performance.

Research Area(s)

  • Bandpass filter (BPF), Bandwidth, Couplings, reconfigurable, Resonant frequency, Resonators, Scattering parameters, Switches, switching diode, Varactors, wide range