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Modified Wilkinson Power Divider Using Transmission Lines for Various Terminated Impedances and an Arbitrary Power Ratio

  • Yoon, Young-Chul (Department of Electronics Engineering, Catholic Kwandong University) ;
  • Kim, Young (School of Electronics Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology)
  • Received : 2018.07.10
  • Accepted : 2018.10.30
  • Published : 2019.01.31

Abstract

This paper introduces a modified Wilkinson power divider that uses uniform transmission lines for various terminated impedances and an arbitrary power ratio. For the designed power ratio, the proposed divider changes only the electrical lengths of the transmission lines between the input and output ports, and those between the output ports and the isolation resistor. In this case, even when various termination impedances of the ports exist, the divider characteristics are satisfied. To verify the feasibility of the proposed divider, two circuits were designed to operate at a frequency of 2 GHz with 2:1 and 4:1 power splitting ratios and various terminated impedances of 40, 70, and $60{\Omega}$ for one circuit, and 50, 70, and $60{\Omega}$ for the other. The measurement and simulation results were in good agreement.

Keywords

Arbitrary Power Ratio;Unequal Divider;Uniform Transmission Line;Various Terminated Impedance;Wilkinson Divider

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