Broadband via-free microstrip balun using metamaterial transmission lines
FacultiesFakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften und Informatik
InstitutionsInstitut für Mikrowellentechnik
LicenseStandard (Fassung vom 01.10.2008)
A novel metamaterial broadband microstrip balun design is proposed. The broadband balun consists of a pair of identical metamaterial transmission lines. In the odd mode, a virtual ground is formed between the symmetric plane. The odd mode is allowed while the even mode is rejected. No vias are required to realize the shunt inductors of the metamaterial lines, and no power divider is used. Baluns with good performance can be achieved. In this letter, two baluns are fabricated and measured. For the balun with seven units, the output amplitude difference is less than 0.7 dB, and the differential phase is 181° +/- 3° from 1.6 to 3.6 GHz, while the input return loss is greater than 10 dB.
Original publicationIEEE MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS COMPONENTS LETTERS, VOL. 18, NO. 7, JULY 2008
Subject HeadingsMikrowellenübertragung [GND]