Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences




In this paper, a compact microstrip Wilkinson power divider is designed and proposed using rectangularshaped resonator cells. The presented resonator cells are used instead of quarter-wave length branches in the traditional structure to reduce the circuit size, increase the bandwidth, and eliminate the unwanted harmonics. The designed resonator behavior is studied analytically and the locations of transmission zeros are investigated using transfer function andLCequivalentcircuitmethods. The proposed power divider(PD)operates at 2GHz frequency and suppresses the 2nd to 14th unwanted harmonics. The proposed PD achieves approximately 50% size reduction and 40%fractional bandwidth (FBW). The abilities of desirable size reduction and harmonic suppression along with simple structure and wide FBW make the proposed divider a good choice for the modern communication systems, such as multistage power amplifier applications. The proposed divider is implemented and measured. The measurement results verify the simulation responses.


Microstrip, Wilkinson power divider, LC equivalent model, transmission zero

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