The out-band transmission zeros of the multilayer low-temperature co-fired ceramic bandpass filter are studied in this paper. The design target of this filter, with the passband between 2.3-2.65 GHz (the true application is 2.4-2.483 GHz), is to reject the local oscillator and image signals and, in the mean time, to suppress the harmonic frequency. This filter is a modified three-pole combline filter, which can easily achieve a high rejection rate and low insertion loss. The source-load coupling capacitor incorporation with cross-coupling grounding inductors can generate three transmission zeros. By properly adjusting the inductance values of the inductors between three resonators and ground can easily manipulate the transmission zero at a high-side skirt to suppress the harmonic frequency. The measured results match well with the electromagnetic simulation that evidences the feasibility of the proposed design.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques|
|State||Published - 1 Oct 2003|
- Chip-type component
- Low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC)
- Multilayer ceramic (MLC)