Wideband Filtering Out-of-Phase Power Dividers Using Slotline Resonators and Microstrip-to-Slotline Transitions

Two wideband filtering out-of-phase power dividers are designed and analyzed. The initial design is composed of a quarter-wavelength slotline resonator and two microstrip-to-slotline transitions. Three transmission poles are produced to form the passband. Excellent matching and isolation are achieved using extra matching network. Based on the initial design, a pair of stepped-impedance open stubs are shunted at the output ports to improve the passband selectivity. The designs have been verified through experiment. The tested results show that the proposed devices have achieved 60% operating bandwidth, 1.8 dB insertion loss, 1.2° phase error and excellent in-band matching and isolation.