标题：A novel microstrip branch-line coupler with wide suppression band
作者：Sha, Shirui ;Ye, Yingze ;Zhang, Zhijie
作者机构：[Sha, Shirui ] Department of Economics and Management, Jiŉing University, Qufu; Shandong; 272000, China;[Zhang, Zhijie ] School of Electrical Eng 更多
来源：Progress in Electromagnetics Research Letters
摘要：A novel miniaturized microstrip branch-line coupler with wide suppression band is proposed in this paper. The new structure has two significant advantages, which not only effectively reduces the occupied area to 12.3% of the conventional branch-line coupler at 0.6GHz, but also has high 11th harmonic suppression performance. The measured results indicate that a bandwidth of more than 125MHz has been achieved while the phase difference between S21 and S31 is within 90° ± 1.0°. The measured bandwidths of |S21| and |S31| within 3 ± 0.4 dB are 145MHz and 150 MHz, respectively. Furthermore, the measured insertion loss is comparable to that of a conventional branch-line coupler. The proposed branch-line coupler can be easily implemented by using the standard printed-circuit-board etching processes and is very useful for wireless communication systems.
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