Application of stepped-impedance technique for bandwidth control of dual-band filters

Jungje Ha, Seungku Lee, Byung Wook Min, Yongshik Lee

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This paper demonstrates application of the popular stepped-impedance technique to control the bandwidths of dual-band filters independently. Unlike previous dual-band stepped-impedance filters, the role of the stepped-impedance technique is to control the bandwidths of the two bands rather than to provide dual-band performance. The exact relationship between stepped-impedance ratios and the ratio of the two absolute bandwidths is obtained through rigorous analysis. Moreover, since the proposed filters can be synthesized with popular transmission lines and coupled lines that are very-well characterized, time-consuming full-wave simulation can be minimized. Along with the complete set of design equations, experimental results for transmission-line and coupled-line dual-band filters are provided that verify the proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6197246
Pages (from-to)2106-2114
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Funding Information:
Manuscript received November 04, 2011; revised February 15, 2012; accepted February 21, 2012. Date of publication May 08, 2012; date of current version June 26, 2012. This work was supported by the Korean Government Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) under the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant 2011-0016802, and by the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), Korea, under the Research and Development Program supervised by the Korea Communications Agency (KCA) (KCA-2012-12-911-04-004).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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