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Micromachines 2016, 7(9), 149; doi:10.3390/mi7090149

21.69–24.36 GHz MEMS Tunable Band-Pass Filter

School of Electronic Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China
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Received: 24 June 2016 / Revised: 8 August 2016 / Accepted: 18 August 2016 / Published: 24 August 2016
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Abstract

The K-band microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) tunable band-pass filter, with a wide-frequency tunable range and miniature size, is able to fulfill the requirements of the multiband satellite communication systems. A novel 21.69–24.36 GHz MEMS tunable band-pass filter is designed, analyzed, fabricated and measured. This paper also designs and analyzes an inductively tuned slow-wave resonator, which consists of the MEMS capacitive switch, the MEMS capacitor and the short metal line. The proposed filter has four different work states by changing the capacitance values of the MEMS switches. Measured results demonstrate that, for all four states, the insertion loss is 2.81, 3.27, 3.65 and 4.03 dB at 24.36, 23.2, 22.24 and 21.69 GHz, respectively. The actuation voltage is 0, 20, 16 and 26 V, respectively. The 3 dB bandwidth of the tunable filter is 5.4%, 6.2%, 5.7% and 5.9%, respectively. This study contributes to the design of miniature millimeter tunable filters with a wide-frequency tunable range. View Full-Text
Keywords: microelectromechanical systems (MEMS); tunable band-pass filter; inductively-tuned slow-wave resonator microelectromechanical systems (MEMS); tunable band-pass filter; inductively-tuned slow-wave resonator
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Deng, Z.; Wei, H.; Guo, X. 21.69–24.36 GHz MEMS Tunable Band-Pass Filter. Micromachines 2016, 7, 149.

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