Multimode HMSIW-based bandpass filter with improved selectivity for fifth-generation (5G) RF front-ends
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This article presents the detailed theoretical, simulation, and experimental analysis of a half-mode substrate integrated waveguide (HMSIW)-based multimode wideband filter. A third-order, semicircular HMSIW filter is developed in this paper. A semicircular HMSIW cavity resonator is adopted to achieve wide band characteristics. A U-shaped slot (acts as a ¿/4 stub) in the center of a semicircular HMSIW cavity resonator and L-shaped open-circuited stubs are used to improve the out-of-band response by generating multiple transmission zeros (TZs) in the stop-band region of the filter. The TZs on either side of the passband can be controlled by adjusting dimensions of a U-shaped slot and L-shaped open-circuited stubs. The proposed filter covers a wide fractional bandwidth, has a lower insertion loss value, and has multiple TZs (which improves the selectivity). The simulated response of filter agrees well with the measured data. The proposed HMSIW bandpass filter can be integrated with any planar wideband communication system circuit, thanks to its planar structure. © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
coupling topology metallic via substrate integrated waveguide (siw) transmission zeros (tzs) acoustic resonators bandwidth passive filters substrate integrated waveguides waveguide filters experimental analysis fractional bandwidths half-mode substrate integrated waveguides multiple transmission zeros open-circuited stub simulated response wide band filter wideband communication systems bandpass filters