Dual-Frequency Impedance Transformer Using Coupled-Line For Ultra-High Transforming Ratio
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In this paper, a new type of dual-frequency impedance transformer is presented for ultra-high transforming ratio. The proposed configuration consists of parallel coupled-line, series transmission lines and short-ended stubs. The even and odd-mode analysis is applied to obtain the design equations and hence to provide an accurate solution. Three examples of the dual-frequency transformer with load impedance of 500, 1000 and 1500 Ω are designed to study the matching capability and bandwidth property. To prove the frequency agility of the proposed network, three prototypes of dual-frequency impedance transformer with transforming ratio of 10, 20 and 30 are fabricated and tested. The measured return loss is greater than 15 dB at two operating frequencies for all the prototypes. Also, the bandwidth is more than 60 MHz at each frequency band for all the prototypes. The measured return loss is found in good agreement with the circuit and full-wave simulations.
KeywordsImpedance transformer, dual-frequency, ultra-high transforming ratio, coupled-line, transmission line
Document typePeer reviewed
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SourceRadioengineering. 2017 vol. 26, č. 4, s. 1067-1074. ISSN 1210-2512
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