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Compact single-level and multilevel folded-line RF power dividers

TitleCompact single-level and multilevel folded-line RF power dividers
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsLim, C. Y., R. K. Settaluri, V. K. Tripathi, and A. Weisshaar
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Volume39
Issue3
Pagination187 - 189
Date Published11/2003
ISSN1098-2760
Keywordscompact footprint, embedded, folded lines, multilevel, RF, Wilkinson power divider
Abstract

A new design methodology for compact single-level and multilevel folded-line radio frequency (RF) power dividers is presented. Simple design equations are developed for compact 3-dB Wilkinson power dividers with single and cascaded folded-line C-sections. The new topologies show a reduction in footprint area to less than 40% of the conventional topology for single-level compact designs and to less than 17% of the conventional topology for a multilevel compact design. The new compact designs are validated by full-wave electromagnetic simulation as well as measurements. Excellent agreement is reported.

DOI10.1002/mop.11164
Short TitleMicrow. Opt. Technol. Lett.