An all 50 ohm divider/combiner structure

Turan E., DEMİR Ş.

2002 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, Seattle, WA, United States Of America, 2 - 07 June 2002, vol.1, pp.105-108 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: Seattle, WA
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.105-108
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A novel microwave power divider/combiner structure is presented in this paper. The analysis of the structure is based on the exact matching conditions at input/output ports and a perfect isolation condition between the dividing/combining arms (ports). To analyze the structure, the necessary set of nonlinear equations is derived first, and then solved. For a special case an all-50 Ω structure is obtained (the characteristic impedances of the transmission line sections and the value of the isolation resistance are all 50 Ω). The presented divider/combiner structure is simulated, and simulation results are seen in perfect agreement with the calculation. As a final step, a planar 3-dB power divider is fabricated on GML 1000 substrate (εr = 3.05, h ≅ 0.508mm) and a good agreement between the theoretical and experimental results is obtained.