A Design of Branch-Line Coupler with Harmonic Suppression and Size Reduction Using Closed-Loop and Open-Loop Resonators
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In this paper, a branch-line coupler using closed-loop and open-loop resonators with the operating frequency of 2.69 GHz is proposed. The designed microstrip circuit not only is able to suppress the second and the third unwanted harmonics but also reduces the occupied area to 59% of the traditional branch-line coupler. To explain how the employed resonators can suppress spurious frequencies, transmission zeros of both resonators based on their equivalent LC has been calculated, separately. To prove the abilities of the proposed branch-line coupler, the designed circuit has been fabricated and tested resulting in a good agreement between the measurement and simulation results. According to the S11 when it is less than -15 dB the bandwidth of the designed branch-line coupler is about 500 MHz, from 2.42 to 2.92 GHz .The comparison between the results of simulation and measurement are in good agreement.
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SourceRadioengineering. 2017 vol. 26, č. 4, s. 999-1005. ISSN 1210-2512
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