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Microstrip Filters for RF/Microwave Applications / Edition 1

Microstrip Filters for RF/Microwave Applications / Edition 1

by Jia-Shen G. Hong, M. J. Lancaster


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ISBN-13: 9780471388777
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/28/2001
Series: Wiley Series in Microwave and Optical Engineering Series , #126
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 1.13(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

About the Author

JIA-SHENG HONG, PhD, teaches in the Department of Computing and Electrical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

M. J. LANCASTER, PhD, is Professor in the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Birmingham in England.

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Filters play important roles in many RF/ microwave applications. Emerging applications such as wireless communications continue to challenge RF/microwave filters with ever more stringent requirements—higher performance, smaller size, lighter weight, and lower cost. The recent advances in novel materials and fabrication technologies, including high-temperature superconductors (HTS), low-temperature cofired ceramics (LTCC), monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMIC), microelectromechanic system (MEMS), and micromachining technology, have stimulated the rapid development of new microstrip and other filters for RF/microwave applications. In the meantime, advances in computer-aided design (CAD) tools such as full-wave electromagnetic (EM) simulators have revolutionized filter design.

Many novel microstrip filters with advanced filtering characteristics have been demonstrated. However, up until now there has not been a single book dedicated to this subject.

Microstrip Filters for RF/Microwave Applications offers a unique and comprehensive treatment of RF/microwave filters based on the microstrip structure, providing a link to applications of computer-aided design tools and advanced materials and technologies. Many novel and sophisticated filters using computer-aided design are discussed, from basic concepts to practical realizations. The book is self-contained—it is not only a valuable design resource but also a handy reference for students, researchers, and engineers in microwave engineering. It can also be used for RF/microwave education.

The outstanding features of this book include discussion of many novel microstrip filterconfigurations with advanced filtering characteristics, new design techniques, and methods for filter miniaturization. The book emphasizes computer analysis and synthesis and full-wave electromagnetic (EM) simulation through a large number of design examples. Applications of commercially available software are demonstrated. Commercial applications are included as are design theories and methodologies, which are not only for microstrip filters, but also directly applicable to other types of filters, such as waveguide and other transmission line filters.

Therefore, this book is more than just a text on microstrip filters. Much of work described herein has resulted from the authors' research. The authors wish to acknowledge the financial support of the UK EPSRC and the European Commission through the Advanced Communications Technologies and Services (ACTS) program. They would also like to acknowledge their national and international collaborators, including Professor Heinz Chaloupka at Wuppertal University (Germany), Robert Greed at Marconi Research Center (U. K.), Dr. Jean-Claude Mage at Thomson-CSF/CNRS (France), and Dieter Jedamzik, formerly with GEC-Marconi Materials Technology (U. K.).

The authors are indebted to many researchers for their published works, which were rich sources of reference. Their sincere gratitude extends to the Editor of the Wiley Series in Microwave and Optical Engineering, Professor Kai Chang; the Executive Editor of Wiley-Interscience, George Telecki; and the reviewers for their support in writing the book. The help provided by Cassie Craig and other members of the staff at Wiley is most appreciated. The authors also wish to thank their colleagues at the University of Birmingham, including Professor Peter Hall, Dr. Fred Huang, Dr. Adrian Porch, and Dr. Peter Gardener.

In addition, Jia-Sheng Hong would like to thank Professor John Allen at the University of Oxford (U. K.), Professor Werner Wiesbeck at Kalsruhe University (Germany), and Dr. Nicholas Edwards at British Telecom (U. K.) for their many years of support and friendship. Professor Joseph Helszajn at Heriot-Watt University (U. K.), who sent his own book on filters to Jia-Sheng Hong, is also acknowledged.

Finally, Jia-Sheng Hong would like to express his deep appreciation to his wife, Kai, and his son, Haide, for their tolerance and support, which allowed him to write the book at home over many evenings, weekends, and holidays. In particular, without the help of Kai, completing this book on time would not have been possible.

Table of Contents



Network Analysis.

Basic Concepts and Theories of Filters.

Transmission Lines and Components.

Lowpass and Bandpass Filters.

Highpass and Bandstop Filters.

Advanced Materials and Technologies.

Coupled Resonator Circuits.

CAD for Low-Cost and High-Volume Production.

Advanced RF/Microwave Filters.

Compact Filters and Filter Miniaturization.

Case Study for Mobile Communications Applications.

Appendix: Useful Constants and Data.


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