Generalized Chebyshev Filter

In this week article, lets discuss the Generalized Chebyshev class filter. Firstly, here's a video on a Generalized Chebyshev class filter constructed using our EDS HF software. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYPvdXOXlW4 The Design The Generalized Chebyshev filters have equiripple passband characteristics and flexibility in placing transmission zeros arbitrarily. The synthesis of this type of filter is based on …

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Android Touchstone Viewer

We are living in an era where accessibility is a big deal. The means to communicate information on the move and with ease is a huge advantage to businesses or entrepreneurs alike. One of the key platform to do this is mobile phones. As of February 2020, the amount of smartphone users in the world …

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Single Mode Filter

Microwave and RF filters are of immeasurable importance to wireless equipment because they are always located between the input and output stages of the RF and microwave active circuits. Microstrip planar filters are preferred for integration in low-power transceiver systems because they possess the properties of compact size, flexible layout, low cost, and easy fabrication …

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Microwave Filter in Satellite Communication

In the previous article, we learnt how microwave filters are used in military around the world in the form of electronic warfare. Today, lets look at how microwave filters are used in satellites. The emergence of satellite technologies in the 1970s has further driven the needs for microwave filters after the increase in importance during …

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Microwave Filter in Electronic Warfare

It has been shown in the past article "The 5G Liver" that microwave filter plays an extremely and equally important role as the human liver which remove interference in any wireless communications. But besides than removing interference, microwave filter is also a key component in creating interference. When is that needed? you would say. It …

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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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Why are Cell Towers Placed on Hilltops?

I'm sure we all notice it, on top of a hill, one would often see a lone solitary telecommunication tower stand amidst the surrounding vegetation and trees. Although not a must, a telecommunication tower is often built on higher elevations. This is due to the mode in which microwave propagate, which is called Line-of-Sight (LOS) …

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