A tunable highly integrated bandpass-bandstop filter (BSF) cascade that is capable of dynamically relocating its transmission zeros arbitrarily close to its passband without causing parasitic resonances and additional mismatch loss is demonstrated in this paper. An arbitrary phase BSF that enables a compact cascade topology and an extension of the classical coupling matrix synthesis for filters terminated with a complex impedance are the key advantages of the proposed bandpass-BSF cascade. Independent and simultaneous tuning of the passband center frequency, bandwidth, and transmission zeros are possible in this topology. The proposed cascade synthesis approach is experimentally validated using commercially available lumped elements. In these implementations the transmission zeros can be placed on the skirt of the bandpass filter and can be used to create high isolation (50-dB notch 4.7% away from the passband edge), increase the selectivity of the passband, and tune the fractional bandwidth from 3% to 9% without additional mismatch loss.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Aug 1|
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- Bandstop filters (BSFs)
- complex load bandpass filters (BPFs)
- filter synthesis
- microwave filters
- passive filters
- radio spectrum management
- tunable filters
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering