A novel configurable microwave passive component based on programmable bridged-T coil array

Yo Shen Lin, Pei Shan Lu, Yu Cheng Wu

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Abstract

In this article, a novel configurable microwave passive component is presented, which can be programmed into multiple functions according to the design requirement. The proposed configurable microwave passive component is realized with a 2-D bridged-T coil array, which can be programmed through different wire-bonding configurations to achieve the desired functions. As a design example, a compact configurable microwave passive component implemented using the integrated passive device process is demonstrated. It can be configured into seven different functions, including filters, directional couplers, and power dividers with center frequencies of 2 or 4 GHz, while the circuit size is only 8.7 mm ×8.1 mm. The possible extension of the proposed configurable microwave passive component to a reconfigurable one using advanced RF switch technologies is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9422921
Pages (from-to)3001-3014
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Volume69
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2021

Keywords

  • Bridged-T coil
  • configurable microwave passive component
  • directional coupler
  • filter
  • integrated passive device
  • power divider

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