Analysis and Design of a New Self-Packaged Wideband Balun Bandpass Filter With the Functionality of Impedance Transformation

Feng Huang, Jianpeng Wang, Khaled Aliqab, Jiasheng Hong, Wen Wu

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In this paper, a new self-packaged wideband balun with the high selective bandpass filtering response and impedance transformation characteristic is presented. By virtue of circuit transformations, corresponding two-port equivalent circuit with asymmetrical port impedances is put forward. The analysis results of this two-port network exhibit that the proposed new design is able to achieve a quasi-elliptic equal-ripple response with three transmission poles and four transmission zeros. In addition, the frequency response can be directly determined according to the desired design specifications of impedance transformation ratio k, ripple fractional bandwidth (FBW), and in-band return loss RL. For validation purposes, a demonstrated wideband balun bandpass filter (BPF) working at 2.0 GHz with 50-100-Ω impedance transformation has been implemented by utilizing the multilayer liquid-crystal polymer (LCP) bonded printed circuit board (PCB) lamination technology. Theoretical, simulated, and measured results are recorded in good agreement, well verifying the design method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2322-2330
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Issue number6
Early online date27 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019


  • Impedance transformation
  • liquid-crystal polymer (LCP)
  • quasi-elliptic equal-ripple response
  • self-package
  • wideband balun

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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