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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2015, Article ID 698714, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/698714
Research Article

Compact Microstrip Bandpass Diplexer Based on Twist Revised Split Ring Resonators

1Centre for RFIC and System Technology, School of Communication and Information Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 611731, China
2School of Computer Engineering, Huaihai Institute of Technology, Lianyungang 222005, China

Received 19 February 2015; Accepted 30 March 2015

Academic Editor: Roman E. Noskov

Copyright © 2015 Jian Li et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Based on the twist revised split ring resonators (TR-SRRs) inspired filter unit a microstrip bandpass diplexer with highly compact size and high frequency selection and isolation properties is synthesized and systematically characterized. The proposed filter unit exhibits both electric and magnetic coupling effects and possesses two resonance modes (magnetic and electronic resonances). The two resonance modes can be flexibly controlled by adjusting the gap between the two TR-SRRs. The synthesized diplexer has very simple configuration with size of and degree of freedom for impedance matching. Measurement and simulation demonstrations are performed in this paper and a good agreement is achieved. The measured results indicate two quite close frequency channels (centered at 2.16 GHz and 2.91 GHz) with isolation larger than 30 dB. The proposed diplexer can be easily integrated into miniaturized RF/microwave integrated circuits.