LTCC Packaging of Substrate Integrated Coaxial Filters

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CONGRESO LTCC Packaging of Substrate Integrated Coaxial Filters

Abstract

This paper proposes substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) cavity resonator and SIW 2-pole filter with very compact size implemented in LTCC (Low-Temperature Co-fired Ceramic) for 10-GHz applications. In order to miniaturize the size of the circuit and to improve its performance, multilayered structure and the LTCC technology are employed to design and fabricate the filter. The SIW structures are based on a combline topology completely embedded into HL2000 substrate, showing good Q- factor and improving selectivity. The cavity resonator shows a very compact implementation, and the resulting estimated Q-factor and resonance frequency are 160 and 11:5 GHz, respectively. The proposed SIW filter consists of a pair of combline resonators coupled by means of powered magnetic iris coupling and it exhibits an estimated insertion loss 2 dB at 10:75 GHz and the return loss is better than 15 dB with an equi-ripple fractional bandwidth (FBW) of 3:25% (350 MHz). The designed SIW structures present the advantages of improved selectivity with reduced radiation problems due to the isolating gaps.