A general circuit configuration for cross-coupled wideband bandstop filters is proposed. The distinct filtering characteristics of this new type of transmission line filter are investigated theoretically and experimentally. It is shown that a ripple stopband can be created, leading to a quasi-elliptic function response that enhances the rejection bandwidth. A demonstrator with approximately 80% fractional bandwidth at a mid-stopband frequency of 4 GHz is developed and presented. The proposed filter is successfully realized in theory and verified by full-wave electromagnetic simulation and the experiment. Theoretical, simulated, and measured results are in excellent agreement. © 2007 IEEE.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2007|
- Microstrip filters
- Transmission line filters
- Wide-band bandstop filters