In this letter, a novel microstrip parallel-coupled line structure with two asymmetric loading stubs is proposed for notched band implementation in ultra-wideband (UWB) bandpass filter (BPF). The rejection band is introduced by adding asymmetric loading stubs to the two outer arms of three parallel-coupled lines. The lengths and the widths of the stubs can control the bandwidth of the notched filter and can set the notched band at a desired frequency. This structure has been applied to a single-stage UWB BPF in order to produce a narrow notched band inside its passband. The design is successfully realized in theory and verified by full-wave electromagnetic simulation and the experiment. © 2007 IEEE.
- Multiple-mode resonator filters
- Notched filters
- Parallel-coupled line filters
- Ultra-wideband (UWB) bandpass filters (BPFs)