Design and Testing of a Single-Layer Microstrip Ultrawideband 90 degrees Differential Phase Shifter Articles uri icon

publication date

  • March 2013

start page

  • 122

end page

  • 124

issue

  • 3

volume

  • 23

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1531-1309

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1764

abstract

  • This letter proposes a design of single-layer microstrip ultrawideband (UWB) 90 degrees differential phase shifter. The operating bandwidth covers the UWB frequency range from 3.1-10.6 GHz. The design is optimized using a transmission line model and an electromagnetic model, and have been fabricated using a plotter dealing with generation of printed circuits. The measured S-11 is better than -10 dB and S-21 is better than -0.96 dB within the UWB frequency range. The simulated and measured phase deviation of the differential phase shift are 90 degrees +/- 5.23 degrees and 90 degrees +/- 9.02 degrees, respectively. The advantages of the proposed design are the simple fabrication, low insertion loss, and broad bandwidth.

keywords

  • differential phase shifter ; radial stub; ultrawideband (uwb)