Micromachined filters on synthesized substrates

R. F. Drayton, S. Pacheco, J. G. Yook, L. P B Katehi

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

13 Scopus citations


Effective frequency spectrum usage requires high performance filters with a sharp cut-off frequency and high stopband attenuation. Stepped impedance lowpass designs achieve this with large ratios of high and low impedance values. In high index materials, however, such as Si (11.7) and GaAs (12.9), these ratios are around 5 which significantly limit filter performance. This paper presents the use of Si micromachining to produce synthesized substrates with stepped-impedance low filter designs. Of the two designs, one offers a reduction of the low impedance value while the other offers an increase of the high impedance value to produce ZH/ZL ratios that are 1.5 to 2 times larger than conventional designs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1185-1188
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium. Part 1 (of 3) - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: Jun 7 1998Jun 12 1998


Dive into the research topics of 'Micromachined filters on synthesized substrates'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this