Design and Multiphysics Analysis of Direct and Cross-Coupled SIW Combline Filters using Electric and Magnetic Couplings

Stefano Sirci, Miguel Ángel Sánchez-Soriano, Jorge D. Martínez, Vicente E. Boria, Wolfgang Bösch, Fabrizio Gentili, Roberto Sorrentino

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In this paper, combline substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) filters using electric and magnetic couplings are thoroughly studied. Thus, a negative coupling scheme consisting on an open-ended coplanar probe is proposed and analyzed in detail. Several in-line 3-pole filters at C-band are designed, manufactured and measured showing how the presented approach can be used for implementing direct couplings while enabling an important size reduction and improved spurious-free band compared to conventional magnetic irises. A fully-packaged quasi-elliptic 4-pole filter is also designed at 5.75 GHz showing how the negative coupling structure can be used for introducing transmission zeros by means of cross-couplings between non-adjacent resonators. Finally, average and peak power handling capabilities of these filters have been also analyzed from a multiphysics point of view. Measured results validate the theoretical predictions confirming that combline SIW filters can handle significant levels of continuous and peak power, providing at the same time easy integration, compact size and advanced filtering responses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4341-4354
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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