Design of practical matching networks with lumped elements via modeling
It is a common practice to utilize commercially available software tools to design matching networks for wireless communication systems. Most of these tools require a properly selected matching network topology with good initial element values. Therefore in this paper a practical method is presented to generate matching networks with initial element values. In the implementation process of the proposed method first the driving point immitance data for the matching network is obtained in a straight forward manner without optimization. Then it is modeled as a realizable bounded-real input reflection coefficient which in turn yields the desired matching network with reasonable element values. Eventually the initial design is improved by optimizing the performance of the matched system employing the commercially available computer-aided design (CAD) packages. An example is given to illustrate the utilization of the proposed method. It is shown that new method provides excellent results as a front-end when utilized together with CAD tools.