Analytical Coupled-Resonator Filter Synthesis Method by Extraction of Fully Canonical Second Order Blocks Articles uri icon

publication date

  • March 2013

start page

  • 137

end page

  • 139


  • 3


  • 23

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1531-1309

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1764


  • This work presents an analytical method for extraction of cascaded fully canonical second order blocks, formed by two resonators with a direct input-output coupling that generates two transmission zeros. Starting from the transfer matrix of the complete network and the specification of the transmission zeros, the method finds a decomposition of the transfer polynomials into two new sets corresponding to the second order subnetwork and the remaining one. To do so, the general solution of the extracted block transfer matrix is computed at each transmission zero. Then, both solutions are used to solve the complete polynomials. In order to illustrate the use of the algorithm, an analytical synthesis of a seventh order filter with four transmission zeros is included. The network topology corresponds to two cascaded quadruplets sharing one resonator.


  • cascade extraction; characteristic polynomials; filter synthesis; second-order block