Date of Award

2018

Document Type

Open Access Dissertation

First Advisor

Guoan Wang

Abstract

Driven by the rapid progress of wireless communication technology in the past several decades, multiple generations of cellular technologies have been developed, deployed, and adopted to provide more convenient communication services to users. Nowadays, the personal hand-held devices, supporting multiple wireless standards, have been a multimedia terminal encompassing elements and functions such as video callers, Internet connectivity, home appliances remote controller, GPS, TV reception, and beyond. In order to accommodate a variety of wireless standards in a single device without imposing a substantial increase in cost and size, current and future RF transceiver front-ends should be designed with more attention. The main objective of this dissertation is to study new design topologies and implement a series of high performance RF filtering components which play critical roles in miniaturized RF transceivers supporting multiple wireless standards. A compact dual-band filter with high selectivity and wide rejection band, a filtering Wilkinson power divider, and balanced filters with fixed/reconfigurable center frequencies are proposed and successfully developed. In addition, an equation-based methodology is also first proposed and fully investigated to re

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