A novel microstrip lowpass filter is proposed to achieve an ultra wide stopband with 12th harmonic suppression and extremely sharp skirt characteristics. The transition band is from 1.26 to 1.37 GHz with -3 and -20 dB, respectively. The operating mechanism of the filter is investigated based on proposed equivalent-circuit model, and the role of each section in creating null points is theoretically discussed. An overall good agreement between measured and simulated results is observed.
- Micriostrip lowpass filter (LPF)
- sharp roll-off
- ultra wide stopband