Systematic Method for the Exact Synthesis of Ultra-Wideband Filtering Responses Using High-Pass and Low-Pass Sections

Abstract

A systematic consistent and analytical method for the exact synthesis of ultra-wideband bandpass filtering responses using the isolated cascade connection of high- and low-pass sections is presented in this paper. Through the described synthesis technique, the optimum values for the design parameters of the high- and low-pass sections are computed from the initial specifications of the intended bandpass filtering profile. The theoretical results are validated with a synthesis example for both the Butterworth and Chebyshev cases. Furthermore, to prove the practical viability of the ultra-wideband filter topology based on high- and low-pass sections, a prototype at 4 GHz is designed, constructed in hybrid technology, and characterized. The main advantages of this wideband microwave bandpass filter solution are also highlighted

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