A 90°-Bent Spur-Line Combined CRLH ZOR Bandpass Filter for the Channel of the UWB Communication System

  • Lee, Changhyeong (Dept. of Information & Telecommunication Engineering, Incheon National University) ;
  • Kahng, Sungtek (Dept. of Information & Telecommunication Engineering, Incheon National University)
  • Received : 2017.05.15
  • Accepted : 2017.12.29
  • Published : 2018.03.01


In this paper, a compact fully printable bandpass filter is suggested for a low-frequency channel 3.2 GHz ~ 3.7 GHz in the Ultra-Wideband (UWB) communication system. It is featured with a small geometry of $0.5{\lambda}_g/15$ and a low insertion loss despite using FR4 as a cheap substrate of a high dielectric loss. This is made possible by generating zeroth-order-resonance (ZOR) from one cell comprising two series resonances obviously separated from one shunt resonance as a third-order bandpass filter. Especially, the series resonance elements are combined with spur-lines bent by 90 degrees, which makes the port-impedance matched well and eliminates spurious hikes in the stopband, while the overall size remains almost unchanged. The design is carried out by setting up the equivalent circuit and the circuit simulation is checked by the full-wave EM analysis. The structure is manufactured and measured to show that the circuit modeling and EM simulation results agree with the measured data.


Supported by : Incheon National University


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