Component value calculations in a mixed element ladder network containing series capacitors separated by unit elements
Lossless LC ladder networks have many applications. But at high frequencies, inductor-free designs are preferred since inductors are heavy and have limited values. An additional reason for not using the inductors (at high frequencies) consists in that the values of very small inductors could be quite imprecise. If LC ladder network is high-pass type, then parallel inductors must be removed. The resulting network will have only series capacitors, which can be combined as a single series capacitor. But if commensurate transmission lines separate the series capacitors, a high-pass mixed element network is obtained. In this paper, a procedure is proposed to compute the values of series capacitors and characteristic impedances of the transmission lines in the mixed element ladder network. The usage of the procedure is explained by means of the given example.
SourceINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CIRCUIT THEORY AND APPLICATIONS