A Wideband RF Power Divider With Ultra-Wide Harmonics Suppression

Sikandar Abbas, Moazam Maqsood, Nosherwan Shoaib, Muhammad Qasim Mehmood*, Muhammad Zubair*, Yehia Massoud*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This article reports a wide-band power divider with ultra-wide harmonic suppression. The filtering power divider consists of a Wilkinson power divider and a filter merged into a single structure. For filtering purposes, a novel suppressor cell is designed using resonators of various shapes. The power divider exhibits an operational frequency of 1.64 GHz, encompassing a fractional bandwidth (FBW) of 57 percent, ranging from 1.151 GHz to 2.08 GHz. Notably, it effectively suppresses a total of 24 harmonics, attaining a rejection level exceeding -15 dB. The measured in-band isolation, input return loss, insertion loss, and output return loss are determined at 1.64 GHz to be -23 dB, -36 dB, -3.03 dB, and -18 dB, respectively. These results showcase the superior performance of the proposed design compared to existing state-of-the-art solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1248-1257
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Journal of Microwaves
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2023

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Keywords

  • Harmonic suppression
  • low pass filter
  • power divider
  • ultrawide stopband
  • wide operating band

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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