A new type of reconfigurable asymmetric frequency response bandpass filter using dual-mode open-loop resonator is investigated. It explores the unique characteristic of the dual-mode open-loop resonator whose two operating modes, i.e., the even- and odd-modes do not couple. Thus, tuning the passband frequency is accomplished by merely changing the two modal frequencies proportionally, which makes the electronic tuning simple. Furthermore, for a single filter of this type, its selectivity can be electronically reconfigured to exhibit a higher selectivity with a finite-frequency transmission zero on either side of the passband. For the demonstration, both simulated and measured results are presented. © 2008 IEEE.
- Dual-mode resonator filter
- Microstrip filter, reconfigurable filter