This paper presents a narrow-band high-temperature superconducting bandpass filter on a sapphire substrate applicable to future mobile communications systems. The design and simulation of a ten-pole quasi-elliptic function filter implemented using a cascaded quadruplet trisection coupling topology is discussed. The filter is designed to have a 10-MHz passband in the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System base-station receive band. The filter substrate was a sapphire wafer measuring 47 mm /spl times/17 mm /spl times/43 mm, which had a double-sided thin-film coating of Yba/sub 2/Cu/sub 3/O/sub 7/. The filter displayed a minimum insertion loss of 0.2 dB in the passband and a return loss better than (-12dB preliminary) over the passband. A high performance out-of-band rejection associated with a quasi-elliptic filter function was also recorded.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2005|
- Bandpass filters
- Microstrip filters
- Microwave filters
- Superconducting filters