June 22, 2024
Abbas Rezaei

Abbas Rezaei

Academic rank: Assistant professor
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Education: Ph.D in Electrical engineering
Phone: 083-38305001
Faculty: Faculty ofٍٍ Electrical Engineering

Research

Title
Design and analysis of a compact microstrip lowpass–bandpass diplexer with good performance for wireless applications
Type Article
Keywords
Group delay; insertion loss; lowpass bandpass; microstrip diplexer; wireless
Researchers Abbas Rezaei، Salah I. Yahya، Leila Nouri

Abstract

This paper presents the design of a novel lowpass–bandpass diplexer with compact size and good performance using microstrip cells. For this purpose, two microstrip lowpass and bandpass filters are separately designed and mathematically analyzed. The proposed microstrip diplexer has a novel and simple structure. It occupies a compact area of 0.037 λg2 (722 mm2), and its insertion loss and S11 at both channels are low. The insertion loss at the lower and upper channels is only 0.047 and 0.16 dB, respectively. Meanwhile, both channels are flat with the maximum group delay of 1.68 ns which is the lowest compared to the previously reported diplexers mentioned in this paper. To design the proposed diplexer, first, a lowpass diplexer with good performance is designed which has low losses and a good figure of merit. It has a flat passband with a sharp roll-off. Then, to achieve the proposed diplexer, a bandpass resonator is added to the lowpass filter without any extra matching circuit, which saves the overall size. The proposed diplexer is designed, simulated, and fabricated, where the simulation and measurement results are close.