Miniature Dual-Band Absorptive Bandstop Filters with Improved Passband Performance

Yo Shen Lin, Yi Chi Huang, Qing Yi Jiang

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In this paper, a miniature dual-band absorptive bandstop filter (ABSF) design with improved lower passband performance is proposed. Specifically, a stepped-impedance short-circuited stub is introduced to a bridged-T coil-based dual-band ABSF design, such that the insertion loss around the desired passband center frequency can be largely reduced while the absorptive stopband performance remains intact. This also helps equalize the lower passband insertion loss response and achieve a flatter passband, which is especially advantageous when cascading multiple ABSFs for improving the stopband rejection or increasing the number of stopbands. Closed-form design formulas are established to facilitate the synthesis of proposed dual-band ABSF. As an example, a 4.8/9.6-GHz dual-band ABSF in GaAs is realized with a measured insertion loss within 0.85± 0.12 dB from dc to 2.6 GHz. The circuit size is only 1.6 mm × 1.84 mm, and the corresponding electrical size is 0.013 λ 0 × 0.015 λ0 at the designated passband center frequency of 2.4 GHz. Application of the proposed dual-band ABSF for the passband performance improvement of cascaded ABSF designs is also demonstrated, and good performance is obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2339-2350
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2022


  • Absorptive bandstop filter
  • bridged-T coil
  • dual-band bandstop filter
  • GaAs


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