A Compact Four-way Quadrature Power Splitter for 5G Low-band Applications
Keywords:5G low-band, miniaturization, quadrature power splitter (QPS), Z-shaped microstrip line
This article introduces an ultra-compact four-way quadrature power splitter (4W-QPS) based on a novel transmission-line compression technique called double-path zigzag microstrip line (DP-ZML). Detailed design techniques with modular approach are disclosed for the state-of-the-art 5G low-band applications. The theoretical predictions are verified with experimental results through a fabricated prototype that operates from 696.55 to 876.03 MHz with >15 dB return-losses and isolations, and 90°±4° quadrature phase between adjacent outputs. The compact size of this 4W-QPS is achieved at 0.21λg×0.21λg at a center frequency of 786 MHz.
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