Analysis and Design of Narrow Band Filters for Telecommunications Applications
Adiba Elfadl 1, 2, Lekbir Belrhiti 1, Hamid Bouyghf 1 and Seddik Bri 1
Abstract—In this paper, we have developed the microwave theory and analyzed the filter design for telecom applications. The software
ADS (Advanced Design System) is used for design bandpass filter with microstrip lines coupled (McLin) Chebychev type of order 5 at the center frequency f = 2.4 GHz with 10% bandwidth. The topology of a DBR filter (Dual Behavior Resonator) of order 2 of a chain 2.14 GHz is simulated. The design of a filter types that Tchebysheve 0.1dB ripple in the pass band with a standard bandwidth of 2% and a center frequency fo = 5.8 GHz using a ring resonator and the ring resonator side coupled to access quarter wavelength for a center frequency of 94 GHz. Index Terms— Design Narrow, Band Filter, Microstrip Technology, ADS software, Telecommuincations.

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Filters are essential components of existing telecommunications systems. They are found in different parts of the front-end radio, to select the useful signal, on the one hand, but also to filter the harmonics generated by nonlinear components (amplifiers, oscillators, mixers). The spectral congestion and the proximity of the allocated bands have led to increased demands in performance of these filters, including a level of increased selectivity and lower insertion loss constraints are prevailing [1],[2],[3]. An ideal filter is a system that transmits without any distortion signal whose spectrum is useful in the range of pulses and totally eliminates any signal whose spectrum is outside the range. In practice the ideal filter synthesis is impossible; one can show that it leads to a noncausal realization. The filters will have made a different transmittance ideal. The filters are needed in telecommunication systems because they can separate the useful signal component of spurious components. The very important development of RF equipment imposes new constraints on microwave channels. The filter function must meet new specifications, whether technical or financial: - How the RF spectrum with strong filtering constraints: center frequency, bandwidth, selectivity; - Consideration of specific parameters such as adaptation input / output; - For passive filters: taking into account losses (related to noise factor); - For active filters: taking into account the gain, consumption of non-linearity, noise; - Size reduction (gain of congestion) and cost, especially for mass production.

To change the structure of the low pass filter to structure a   bandpass centered, simply give the arm series and parallel. This is obtained by placing in series, series resonant circuits and, in parallel, parallel resonant circuits. There are many topologies of band pass filters, which differ in frequency to meet specifications. Classically, there are three families of band pass filters, broadband filters and mid band and narrow band filters. We will present the classical topologies of band pass filter. The syntheses associated permit, from a template filter, to define an ideal prototype filter characterized by sets of impedances and electrical lengths needed to achieve the desired function [4]. Our paper consists of two parts: Part or the general principle of filtering and as a filter in the microwave telecommunications system and the state of the art planar microwave filters are presented. Then we mention the criteria for selection of bandpass filter topologies such as broadband filters and mid-band and narrow band filters [5],[6],[7]. In the end of this section, we study the technology of planar filters (microstrip technology coplanar technology). In the second part, we used the software ADS (Advanced Design System) that allows to perform simulations using various libraries of active and passive microwave. Simulation results of two bandpass filters with coupled lines in parallel, also the design of a filter DBR (Dual Behavior Resonator) of order 2. Finally, we simulated a filter dual-mode ring and designing a filter ring W-band (94 GHz).

1.  Instrumentaion  and  Materials  group,  Electrical  Engineering  Department,   High  School  of  Technology:  ESTM,  Moulay  Ismail  University,  B.  P  3103,   Meknès  –  Morocco.     2.  Systems  and  Telecommunications  Engineering  Decision  Laboratory,   Ibn  Tofail  University,  Faculty  of  Sciences,  B.P.  133,  Kenitra  -­‐‑  Morocco     © 2012 JOT


The broadband filters are characterized by bandwidths between 80% and 20%. Among the broadband filter topologies, we can distinguish the filters stubs and folded stub filters.The filter stubs (short circuit (CC) or open circuit (OC)) are certainly the most classic. The synthesis of such structures proposed by G. Matthaei developed from a prototype low pass with quarter-wave inverters [8],[9]. The resonators are made from the quarter-wave stub short-circuited. This synthesis allows design elements of the filter whose schematic diagram is shown in fig.1.

⎧ J1,2 ⎤ ⎡ ⎪Y1 = g0 .Ya .(1 − d ).g1.tan(θ1) + Ya ⎢ N1,2 − ⎥ Ya ⎦ ⎣ ⎪ ⎪ J k −1,k J k ,k +1 ⎤ ⎡ ⎪ − ⎨Yk k = 2..n −1 = Ya ⎢ N k −1,k + N k ,k +1 − ⎥ Ya Ya ⎦             ⎣ ⎪ ⎪ ⎪Y = Y .( g .g − d .g .g ).tan θ + Y ⎡ N − J n −1 ⎤ ⎥ 0 1 1 a ⎢ n −1, n ⎪ n a n n +1 Ya ⎦ ⎣ ⎩


The use of stubs topology does   not allow achieving nar   row band filters. Indeed, for a selective bandwidth, impedance levels quickly become very inevitably leading to feasibility problems. The narrow band filters are characterized by a bandwidth less than 20%. We present interesting topologies to perform the function in the narrow band microwave frequency range.

2.1  The Coupled Line Filter Quarter Wave Topology best known for the low band filter is based on the use of half-wave resonators and quarter wave coupled The  synthesis  of  this  type  of  filter  is  proposed  by  G.  Matthaei   lines  (Figure 2). The filter order is equal to N-1 (where N [10].  The  electrical  characteristics  of  the  filter  are:  center  fre-­‐‑ is the number of coupled lines). For such filters the level quency  fo,  the  relative  bandwidth  w,  Za  the  impedance  level   of selectivity is closely linked to levels of coupling. The of   standardization   and   gi   coefficients   of   the   Chebyshev   nor-­‐‑ syntheses governing such filters have been developed by Matthaei or Cohn [10],[11]. The values of the different malized  low-­‐‑pass  filter:   filter elements are based on the impedances of even and   odd models for each of the coupled lines. ⎧ π ⎡ ω ⎤ ⎪θ1 = ⎢1 − ⎥   2 ⎣ 2 ⎦ ⎨ ⎪C = 2.d .g 1 ⎩ a
Fig. 1. Band-pass filter quarter wave stubs


Where d is a dimensionless parameter of freedom for adjusting the level of impedance elements. It should keep the value of this parameter in a range between 0.1 and 1. From these parameters, we define the following intermediate values:
⎧ J1,2 C = go a ⎪ Ya g2 ⎪ ⎪ g .C ⎪ J k ,k +1 = 0 a ⎪ Y g k .g k +1 ⎪ a k = 2..n − 2 ⎪ ⎨ J n −1,n   C .g = g0 a n +1 ⎪ Ya g0 .g n −1 ⎪                      (2) ⎪ 2 2 ⎪ ⎡ J ⎤ ⎡ go .Ca .tan(θ ) ⎤ ⎪ 1 ⎥ Nk ,k +1 = ⎢ k ,k +1 ⎥ + ⎢ ⎪ 2 k =1...n−1 ⎢ Ya ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎦ ⎪ ⎣ ⎦ ⎣ ⎩
Fig. 2. Bandpass filter coupled line quarter wave




Let   f0,   w,   Za,   and   gi,   respectively, the center frequency, relative bandwidth, the impedance of the filter and the normalization coefficients of Chebyshev normalized lowpass prototype. For the input and output of the filter (k=0 and k=n):

It is then possible to calculate values of admittances characteristics of various lines making up the filter. The equations determining these values for stubs are:

1  ⎧ J k ,k +1 = ⎪ g k .g k +1 ⎪ ⎪ ⎛ J ⎞ a ⎪( Z oo ) k ,k +1 = Z a. ⎜ k ,k +1 . h + 1⎟ Za ⎪ ⎝ ⎠ ⎪ a a ⎪ ⎨( Z oe ) k ,k +1 = 2Z a − ( Z oo ) k ,k +1 ⎪ b b a a ⎪( Z oo ) k ,k +1 = ( Z oe) k ,k +1 + ( Z oo) k ,k +1 − ( Z oe) k ,k +1 (4)                                 ⎪ 2 ⎡ tan θ ⎪ ⎛ J k ,k +1 ⎞ ⎤ b a 1 + ⎜ ⎟ ⎥ − Z a ⎪( Z oe ) k ,k +1 = ( Z oe) k ,k +1 + h.Z a. ⎢ ⎜ ⎟ ⎢ 2 ⎪ ⎝ Z a ⎠ ⎥ ⎢ ⎥ ⎪ ⎩





For the other sections of the filter (1≤k≤n-1) :

⎧ J k ,k +1 1 = ⎪ g k .g k +1 ⎪ Z a ⎪ 2 ⎪ tan 2 θ1 ⎛ J k ,k +1 ⎞ = + ⎜ ⎟ ⎪ M k ,k +1 ⎜ ⎟ 4 ⎪ ⎝ Z a ⎠ ⎨ ⎪ J k ,k +1 ⎞ ⎛ ⎪( Z oe ) k ,k +1 = h.Z a. ⎜ M k ,k +1 + ⎟ Z a ⎠                                                                (5)                   ⎪ ⎝   ⎪ J k ,k +1 ⎞ ⎛ ⎪( Fig. 3. Resonator topology DBR   Z oo) k ,k +1 = h.Z a. ⎜ M k ,k +1 − Z a ⎟ ⎪ ⎝ ⎠ ⎩


We define a dimensionless parameter h freedom to adjust the impedance level of the different sections of coupled lines. This parameter has a theoretical value for setting levels close to impedance of 50 Ohms; this value is given by the following expression:
h= 1 tan θ1 ⎛ J 01 ⎞ ⎟ + ⎜ ⎜ ⎟ 2 ⎝ Z a ⎠  





A filter of order N DBR is obtained by cascading N resonators. In the case of a filter of order N, the N pole this electrical response in the pass band, N zeros in the stop band and lower N zeros in the upper stopband. Figure 4 shows two examples of fourth-order filters. For both examples, the answers have the same bandwidth, however attenuated bands are different. In the first case all zeros are combined while in the second case the zeros are distinct. This feature gives the DBR filter flexibility during the design [18],[19],[20].

2.2    The Ring Filter
The pseudo-elliptic filter ring presented here was de     volloped by MK Mohd Salleh et al. [12],[13]. It consists of a resonator whose perimeter is equal to a wavelength excited by two quarter-wave lines coupled identical, thus facilitating the design phase and adjustment. Such a filter is characterized by the presence of two distinct modes of propagation that create a transmission zero of both sides of the bandwidth. Discrimination of the two modes of propagation is generally provided by the introduction of discontinuities in the ring. Here it is assured by controlling the level of energy coupling in the ring. The synthesis of this topology has parameters of freedom to easily control the electrical characteristics of the filter.

Fig. 4. Topology if the DBR filter



2.3    Dual Behavior Resonator Filter (DBR)
The resonator DBR (Dual Behavior Resonator) is a topology developed by C.Quendo LEST. This topology is composed of two paralleled stubs open circuit terminated having an electrical differ either in terms of electrical length is impedance. Both stubs have dual behavior, both bandpass and bandstop filters [14],[15],[16],[17]. The behavior notch has two stubs that create two transmission zeros at two different frequencies. Bandpass behavior is provided by the constructive recombination occurring between the two zeros (Figure 3). The elementary resonator is characterized by a pole (bandwidth) and two transmissions zeros, these three parameters are totally independent in the general cases.

The combline topology consists of a network of parallel resonators coupled, loaded on the hand by a short circuit termination, and on the other hand by a capacitor. Access is made by coupling between the lines to short circuit termination (0, n +1) and the resonators (1, n). The use of capacitive load slightly reduces the length of the resonators, the resonators and has a length less than "g/4 to the resonant frequency. Combline filters have an asymmetric electrical response. Indeed, the transmission response of such a filter is slightly more than low frequency high frequency. There is no yet comprehensive summary for this types of filter synthesis in essentially below shows the calculation of capacity. The synthesis of a filter Combline is as follows: Let #o the electrical length of the resonator center frequency, w is the filter bandwidth, $ the permittivity of the propagation medium absolute and relative permittivity εr, determine the normalized admittances characteristics (Yaj /Ya) for obtaining a coefficient of vacuum optimal quality of the resonator. Like h, Yaj parameters appear as one degree of freedom for this synthesis. Once this setting is chosen, it is sufficient to determine:


⎧ b j Y cot θ 0 + θ 0 .csc 2 θ 0 = aj . ⎪ 2 ⎪ Ya j =1..n Ya ⎪ b ⎪ w 1 ⎪ GT 1 Ya = ⎪ g 0 .g1 ⎪ Ya ⎪ ⎨ bn w ⎪ G Ya ⎪ Tn =   ⎪ Ya g n .g n+1 ⎪ bj b ⎪ . j +1 ⎪ J j , j +1 YA YA = w. ⎪ g k .g k +1 ⎪ Ya j =2..n−1 ⎩



The capacitance                                                                           lengths of the resoper unit of standard nator is then for transformers input and output:
⎧ C 376.7.Ya ⎛ G ⎞ ⎪ 0 = . ⎜ 1 − T 1 ⎟ Ya ⎠ εr ⎪ ε ⎝ ⎪ ⎨   ⎪ Cn + 1 376.7.Ya ⎛ G ⎞ = . ⎜ 1 − Tn ⎟ ⎪ ε Ya ⎠                                                                                (8) εr ⎝ ⎪ ⎩


For resonators 1 and n:

⎧ C1 376.7.Ya ⎡ Ya1 ⎤ C G J . ⎢ − 1 + T1 − 12 .tan(θ0 ) ⎥ + 0 ⎪ = Ya Ya ε r ⎣ Ya ⎦ ε ⎪ ε   ⎨ ⎤ Cn+1     (9) GTn Jn − 1, n ⎪ Cn 376.7.Ya ⎡ Yan ⎪ ε = ε . ⎢ Y − 1 + Y − Y .tan(θ0 ) ⎥ + ε a a ⎣ a ⎦ r ⎩
The values mutual capacitances per unit length are:

ume weight structures. Among the planar technologies, we can distinguish technologies microstrip, coplanar, and multilayer membrane, each with its own specificities as a geometrical point of view than electricity. Used to make very microwave circuits, the microstrip structure comprises a conductive metal deposited on the upper face of a dielectric substrate and a ground plane on the underside. The fundamental mode of propagation of such a propagation medium is not TEM (transverse electromagnetic) because the cross section is not homogeneous. However, since the amplitudes of the longitudinal components of electric and magnetic fields are low enough to be neglected, it is called a quasi-TEM. This then makes it possible the modeling of the structure in the form of a transmission line characteristic impedance Zc in an equivalent homogeneous medium characterized by a relative effective permittivity εeff. From an industrial point of view, the technological process for etching of microstrip circuits is relatively simple to implement (similar to the industry 'printed circuit' in lower frequency). However, if the postponement of components in series is simple, its parallel implementation is more complex given the presence of ground plane on the underside. Indeed, the realization of a short-circuit ground return calls for sophisticated drilling techniques, as well as methods of metallization can be complex. In addition to these difficulties in implementation, the influence of plated through holes on the electrical performance of the circuit is not negligible because of parasitic effects they show.  

      The advantage of the coplanar technology is can connect ⎧ C ⎪ 01 = 376.7.Ya − C 0 an element to ground without going through in the sub⎪ ε ε εr strate, which limits the parasitic effects. Another ad⎪ ⎪ Cn, n +1 376.7.Y C vantage of this technology is the ease of integration and ⎪ a − n +1 = ⎨ deferral of other structures, such as MMIC, with delay ε εr ⎪ ε                        (10)                                                                                                           of two modes is one of the main flip-chips. The presence ⎪ C ⎞ 376.7.Ya ⎛ J j, j +1 ⎪ j, j +1 disadvantages of such technology. Although the com= .⎜ .tan θ0 ⎟ ⎪ ε ⎟ ε r ⎜ Ya bined use of both modes is not negligible, it is usually the ⎝ ⎠ j =1, n −1 ⎪ ⎩                  

Values capacitive loads are:

Cs j

j =1, n

⎛ Yaj = Ya ⎜ ⎜ Y ⎝ a

⎞ cot θ 0 ⎟ ⎟ ω 0 ⎠  

odd mode (quasi-TEM) is used because low dispersion. To filter the even mode (TE quasi) it is necessary to force the potential between the two ground planes to the same value by the use of air bridges



The interdigitated topology is composed of a network of       coupled liner quarter-wave alternating having end open circuit, short circuit. In the same way as for comblines filters, access is achieved by coupling between the lines terminated open circuit (0, n +1) and resonators (1, n). The electrical response of the interdigital filter is perfectly symmetrical and allows for better electrical characteristics in terms of phase. However, the synthesis of this type of filter is complex which creates difficulties in controlling the filter parameters. 2.4 Technologies of Planar Microstrip Filters In application where the signal carrying high power is not an essential parameter, the use of planar technologies is a solution to address the problems of congestion and vol-

3.1 The Simulation Software ADS (Agilent Device System) Advanced Design System, developed by Agilent EEsof EDA is software for modeling and design of electronic systems for microwave and radio frequencies. The applications are vast and include another in the field of mobile phones, wireless networks, communications systems, radar and satellite. The software provides opportunities for design and simulation for the areas of RF and microwave and is divided into two modules Analog RF and Digital Signal Processing Designer Designer that can interact with each other: - The design of monolithic integrated circuits (MMICs) and hybrid (with Surface Mounted Components).


- The design of new architectures for future telecommunications standards.

3.2 Design A Band Pass Filter Coupled To Microstrip Lines (MCLIN) The specifications of the band pass filter Chebychev type of order 5 to design the center frequency f=2.4 GHz are summarized in the table below (table 1):
Type  of  Filter   Center  frequency   Bandwidth  at  3dB   Maximum  ripple   Stop  bandwidth   Stop  band  attenuation   Source  impedance   Load  impedance   Implementation   Chebyshev   2.4  GHz   10%   <0.1  dB   2*3  dB   ≥  36  dB   50  Ohms   50  Ohms   Quarter-­‐‑wave  coupled  lines   Fig. 5. Design of the band-pass filter coupled microstrip lines


Fig. 6 Layout of the band-pass filter coupled microstrip lines


The reflection coefficient is shown in figure 7 and the transmission coefficients in figure 8.


The characteristics of the substrate are described in the table below, using lines McLin (Coupled Microstrip Lines).

Thickness  of  the   dielectric   Relative  permittivity  of   the  substrate   Magnetic  permeability   Dielectric  loss   Thickness  of  copper   Conductivity  of  copper   H=31  .5  mm   εr=2.31   µμr=1   Tan  (δ)=0.0009   T=1.2  mm   4.1  x10+7  S/m   Fig. 8.   Transmission coefficients of the band-pass filter coupled microstrip lines Fig. 7. Reflection coefficients of band-pass filter to microstrip lines coupled



In the above table dimensions coupled microstrip lines were synthesized using "LineCalc" a utility tool ADS (table 3). TABLE 3 DIMENSIONS OF THE MICROSTRIP LINE
n   Width   (mm)   69.23   89.4   90.57   90.57   89.4   69.23   Separation   (mm)   6.23   36.96   49.82   49.42   36.96   6.232   Length   (mm)     904.46   884.25   883.06   883.06   884.25   904.46  


The response of the filter coefficients at the end of S12 and S11 is shown in figure 9.

1   2   3   4   5   6  


Fig. 9. Responses of the band pass filter at fo = 2.4 GHz


The design of the filter in ADS software is presented in figure 5 and the layout in figure 6:


From the above curves (Figures 8 and 9), we can see that: The filter response is centered on 2.4 GHz with 16.259 dB. The two transmission coefficients S12, S21 are equal -1 .396 dB at the central frequency with bandwidth equals 10%. This meets the specifications of the load being asked (figure 10).

Fig. 11. Phase Diagram of the order 2 DBR band-pass filter  


Fig. 10. Phase and amplitude of reflection coefficients S12 , S11 filter at fo =2.4GHz


Fig. 12. Response of the order 2bandpass DBR filter

Both figures above show us that we have: 1. A gain which is equal to 0.185 dB at the center frequency for the reflection coefficient S11, with a phase shift of 58.56°at the same frequency. 2. A maximum gain is 0.85 and a phase shift order 22 ° for S12 at the center frequency. For frequencies outside the band phase shift introduced by the filter decrease linearly as a function of frequency.

From the above figure 13 with the filter response DBR we find that: 1. DBR filter of order 2 we have achieved, we provided each DBR two transmission zeros on both sides of the bandwidth.

3. 3 Dual Behavior Resonator: Order 2 DBR The filter is that we must develop a band pass filter of order 2 DBR at 2.14 GHz with a RF channel passive transceiver This topology is easily achievable in microstrip technology, is perfectly suited to our problem . And that the lines are based micro-strip lines using implanted under ADS LineCalc tool. The table below shows the characteristics of the substrate (table 4): TABLE 4 CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SUBSTRATE IN 2 DBR
Thickness  of  the  dielectric   Relative   permittivity   substrate   Magnetic  permeability   Dielectric  loss       Thickness  of  copper       Conductivity  of  copper   of   the   H=0.762  mm   εr=3.5   µμr=1   Tan  (δ)=0.002   T=17.5  µμm   10+7  S/m  

These zeros are disjoint (DBR different) the first two zeros low frequency respectively at 1.99 GHz and 2.02 GHz. The two zeros positioned at 2.42 GHz and 2.77 GHz at high frequency. 3. The response of the filter at the centered frequency 2.21 GHz is -20.22 dB, with the bandwidth that is equal to 6.78%. Using Momentum is a 2D electromagnetic simulator implanted under ADS and based on the method of moments. One can make an electromagnetic simulation of DBR bandpass filter of order 2. This electromagnetic simulation tool is very accurate in microstrip technology, and measurement results are often very close simulations.



The filter conception by ADS is given in figures 11 and 12:

3.4 Design of a dual mode filter ring We will propose a design method of dual-mode filters, disrupted at 135° doors, which uses the concepts of admittance inverter. Suppose we want to design a filter type that has Tchebysheve 0. 1dB ripple in the pass band, with a normalized bandwidth of 2% and a center frequency fo = 5.8 GHz and ends at Z = 50 % loads. With these constraints, the tables give g1 = 0.8430 and 9; g2=0622. Using equation:


J12 = b1

w                     g1.g 2



So, the coupling coefficient k= -0.0276. The frequencies fp


and fi can be calculated by using equation:

f 0                          (13)                                                                                                                     1+ k 1− k We find   f p = 5.721GHz and f i = 5.881GHz .   Since, we used −1

fp =


     ,   f = i

Fig. 13.   Design of the double mode filter at f=5.8 GHz with renflement 0 .1 dB


perturbation at 135°, such as f i = f on .   If Y0a  =  1/50 Ω   , the value of the perturbation C135=  0.047  pf.     The value of the capacity C is calculated by: C = Y0 a   2f n C  =  1.70  pf. Then, the value of b1 and J001 is calculated using the equation:   π Y0 a f 0 n ⎧ ⎪b1 = f0 ⎪ ⎨   ⎪ J = G1b1w       (14) ⎪ 01 g1       ⎩ We find b1 = 0.064 and J 01 = 5.498.10−3 .     Now we need to find a pair that allows for this inverter admittance. If we assume that Cc1 = Cc3 = 0, Cc2 = 0.163 pf and φ1 = φ2 = −15.35° .   To achieve the desired filter, we use a

Fig. 14. Response of the double filter at fo = 5.8 GHz    


ring resonator which has an impedance   Y0a   =   1/50 Ω   and the central frequency   f i = f on = 5.881GHz   disturbed at 135°, with the perturbation capacity 0.094 Pf. The coupling must be done with a capacity Cc 2 = 0.163 pf .   Must add more transmission lines of electrical length φ2 = −15.35° ,   at central frequency f = 5.8 GHz. Table 1 gives the results of some filters Chebytshev designs. TABLE 5 CONCEPTION RESULTS
Renflement    (dB)   g1   g2   w(℅)   k(
0.1   0.84   0.62   1.0   -­‐‑13.8   0.02   5.84   47.65   110   -­‐‑10.92   0.1   0.84   0.62   2.0   -­‐‑27.6   0.02   5.88   95.5   163   -­‐‑ 15.34   0.2   1.03   0.67   1.0   -­‐‑11.9   0.02   5.83   41.2   98.7   -­‐‑9.86   0.2   1.03   0.67   2  .0   -­‐‑23.9   0.02   5.87   82.6   144   -­‐‑13  .87   0.5   1.40   0.70   1.0   10.0   0.02   5.83   34.6   84   -­‐‑8.55   0.5   1.40   0.70   2.0   -­‐‑20.0   0.02   5.86   69.3   122   -­‐‑12.00  

Fig. 15. Coefficient S11 at fo = 5.8 GHz


Fig. 16. S11 phase and S21 dual-mode filter centered at fo = 5.8 GHz





Y0 a (Ω −1 )  
f n (GHz )  

2C135 ( fF )  
Cc 2 ( fF )  

φ2 (deg)  


Fig. 17. Coefficients S11 and S22 of the double filter at fo = 5.8 GHz


The filter structure as designed by ADS software (figure 13) and the response in figures 14, 15. From the two curves (Figure 16 and Figure 17), we deduce that: The response of the filter is 21.55 dB at the centered frequency 5.8 GHz. The width of the bandwidth of the filter is equal to 3.8%. This difference from what it has taken in support of the specifications of the load that the effect may be due to the discontinuity between the different lines, 1. The two reflection coefficients have the same amplitude and phase at the resonant frequency. 2. A maximum gain which is equal at the center




frequency. For frequencies outside the band phase shift introduced by the filter decreases linearly as a function of frequency.

3.5 Design of the band-pass filter coupled in parallel lines The band-pass filter 12 GHz is that we want to design based on the transmission line. So we must set the substrate to be used. For this, we must first insert an element substrate, MSUB, using the palette TLINE-Microstrip. Characteristics of the substrate are described in the table below (table 6): TABLE 6 CHARACTERERISTICS OF THE SUBSTRATE MSUB
Characteristic   Values    

Fig. 20. Amplitude and phase of S21 and S11 reflection coefficient (dB) filter fo = 12GHz


ε r  

H  (mm)   15  

T  (mm)     0.1  

tan(δ )

We used simple microstrip lines (MLIN) and coupled (MCFIL) to simulate the filter in ADS software (figure 18) and its response is shown in figure 19:

Fig. 21. Coefficients S11 and S22 of the filter at f0 = 12 GHz



Fig. 18. Diagram of the band-pass filter in parallel coupled line centered at 12 GHz


The simulation results of the band-pass filter coupled in parallel lines (Figures 20, 21 and 23) show that: The reflection coefficient S11 is -58.71 dB at frequency 11.98 GHz,with a bandwidth is equal to 10.68%.




The maximum gain of 1 at the frequency 12 GHz, with a linear decrease of the phase between [9 9.8] GHz and [13.4 - 15] GHz. For the reflection coefficients have the same amplitude and phase at the center frequency. It can automatically generate the layout of the circuit of the bandpass filter coupled to parallel lines as shown in the figure below (Figure 22).


Fig. 19. Responses band pass filter centered at fo = 12 GHz

Fig. 22.  Layout of the pass-band filter  with lines coupled in parallel  


3.6 Design and synthesis filter ring The filter ring has an interest in addressing functions in the W-band (94 GHz) due to its degrees of freedom to independently control its characteristic parameters (frequency, bandwidth, frequency zeros). This filter has a pseudo-elliptical response characterized by a center frequency between two transmission zeros. We define the   following parameters: f = r . f   :   Frequency of the first
tz f o


transmission zero:

⎛ π . f tz ⎞ sin ⎜ ⎜ 2 f ⎟ ⎟ ⎝ 0 ⎠ Tz = 2 ⎛ π . f tz ⎞ 1 + cos⎜ ⎜ 2 f ⎟ ⎟ ⎝ 0 ⎠






Fig. 23.  Response of the order 2 ring filter at 94 GHz

With   rf   the ratio between the frequency of the transmission zero and the first center frequency and  fo   is the Center impedance of   frequency and Z0e is  the characteristic(20)         the coupled lines the even mode and Zo is the normalization impedance.From these parameters, we define the following intermediate values:


⎧ S = (1 − x 2 )(T 2 − 1)2 Z 2 z o ⎪ Q ⎪ ⎛ y ⎞ ⎪ ⎜ ⎟ ⎪ x = −10⎝ 20 ⎠ ⎪ ⎪ 3 2 2 ⎨ P = 4 xZ oTz − Y0e Z o z ( x − 2) + 4Tz x( SQ − Z o )                                              (16)   ⎪ 2 2 ⎪Q = 2TZ Y0e Z 0 ( Z 0 ( x − 2) + SQ ) ⎪ ⎪ R = −Yoe Zo( Zo( x 2 − 2) + 2SQ ) ⎪ ⎪ ⎩ These parameters are used to calculate the characteristic impedance of the quarter-wave lines and odd mode characteristic impedance of the coupled lines:



Fig. 24.  Coefficient S11 and transmission S22 of the ring filter at 94 GHz


⎧ ⎛ P + Q + R ⎞ 2TZ x + TZ2Y0 e Z 0 + Y0 e ⎜ − Z 0 + SQ − x ⎪ ⎟ ⎜ Y0 e x 2 ⎟ ⎪ ⎝ ⎠ ⎪ Z r = ⎪ 2 xY0 e ⎨ TZ Yoe ⎪   ⎪Yoo = T Z r (2Yoe − z ) ⎪ Zr ⎪ ⎩

Fig. 25.  Coefficient  S11  and  S22  of  the  filter  at  fo  =  12  GHz  



We obtain the design values in Table 7: TABLE 7 DESIGN OF THE RING FILTER
  fo(GHz)   94  

According to the previous figures (Figures 23, 24 and 25),we note that the response of the filter at 94 GHz is 21.697 dB, with the bandwidth of 8 .5% and transmission zeros LF and HF positioned to 80.75 GHz and 107.3 GHz.

Zo( Ω )   50  



Y(dB)   0.03  

Zoe( Ω )   90  


After calculation:  Zoo=14.88   Ω  and Zr=  59.59   Ω .   Filter design in ADS software (figure 23) and its response (figure 24).

Fig. 22. Design of the ring filter at fo=94 GHz


This paper has been to analyze and filter design for telecom applications narrowband, using a simulation tool powerful software ADS (Advanced Design System) which allows simulations with various libraries active and passive microwave. Then, we studied the synthesis of five topologies narrowband filter. Design a bandpass filter with microstrip lines coupled (McLin) Chebychev type of order 5 at the center frequency f = 2.4 GHz with 10% bandwidth. The topology of a dual Behavior Resonator filter order 2 of a chain 2.14GHz passive RF transceiver is analysed. This topology has a good performance with additional degree of freedom introduced by the transmission line and the end we generate the filter mask DBR. The designs of a filter type that Tchebysheve 0. 1dB ripple in the pass band with a standard bandwidth of 2% and a center frequency fo= 5.8 GHz using a ring resonator. The Design of a band-pass filter coupled in parallel lines at a center frequency fo=12 GHz based microstrip lines, and using Momentum simulator we arrived to generate the layout of the filter it can be used for the production of a electromagnetic simulation.


The application of synthesis to design the ring resonator side coupled to access quarter wavelength for a center frequency of 94 GHz. This filter has a pseudo-elliptical response characterized by a center frequency between two transmission zeros. The ring topology also has shown its effectiveness in terms of frequency agility while maintaining good performance in adaptation.

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