This paper presents the dual-band bandpass filters (BPFs) design composed of λ/2 and symmetrically/asymmetrically paired λ/4 stepped impedance resonators (SIRs) for the WLAN applications. The filters cover both the operating frequencies of 2.45 and 5.2 GHz. The dual-coupling mechanism is used in the filter design to provide alternative routes for signals of selected frequencies. A prototype filter is composed of λ/2 and symmetrical λ/4 SIRs. The enhanced wide-stopband filter is then developed from the filter with the symmetrical λ/4 SIRs replaced by the asymmetrical ones. The asymmetrical λ/4 SIRs have their higher resonances frequencies isolated from the adjacent I/O SIRs and extend the enhanced filter an upper stopband limit beyond ten time the fundamental frequency. Also, the filter might possess a cross-coupling structure which introduces transmission zeros by the passband edges to improve the signal selectivity. The tapped-line feed is adopted in this circuit to create additional attenuation poles for improving the stopband rejection levels. Experiments are conducted to verify the circuit performance.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering