The Inverter

In the process of designing a lumped element filter, the circuit layout that is usually used to realize the filter is known as the "ladder network". Why ladder? Simply saying, because the layout looks like a ladder. The picture below shows a ladder network that is consisting of only resistors. In a lumped element lowpass …

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Designing Interdigital Filter

There are many distributed line topology that can be used to design a filter. One of these is the Interdigital topology. The interdigital utilizes multiple cascading coupled lines arranged in such a way that the termination of each stub (or called resonator) is alternate between short and open circuit. As one of the planar transmission …

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Transmission Line Filter Using Richard’s Transformation

Transmission Line (TL) In our previous article, we talked about the parasitic capacitance and inductance of circuits designed in lumped element. With majority of device and applications operating in high frequencies, especially with the introduction of 5G at millimeter wave, it is unfeasible to design filters using lumped elements. This is where transmission line type …

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Asymmetric Impedance Scaling and Frequency Transformation

https://youtu.be/acqtEmFCEjs Asymmetric filters are filters whose response are asymmetric in shape. They are useful for many applications that may require a different requirements between the upper and lower stopband. For example difference in upper/lower cut-off frequency, selectivity and insertion loss. This week video, see an example of an asymmetric filter design that applies impedance scaling …

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Designing Lowpass Lumped Element Filter

What are filters? Water filters? Usually that's the confusion by laymen when talking about filters. Electronic filters are components in an electronic system that is used for isolating a bandwidth of frequency either to be used as a channel for data throughput or noise removal. Ever wonder why a radio can have so many stations? …

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Packaging Inductor With Self Resonance Using EDS

What is self resonance? Have you ever wonder why a lumped prototype performance does not match to the simulated one at certain frequencies? This is due to the effect of the parasitic capacitance/inductance resonating with the ideal inductance/capacitance in a lumped element package. Take an inductor for example, at its resonant frequency, the inductor will …

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