Design of broadband single matching networks
In general commercially available software tools are preferred to design broadband matching networks for wireless communication systems. But they need a properly selected matching network topology with good initial element values. Therefore in this paper a new real frequency technique is presented to generate broadband single matching networks with suitable initial element values. In the proposed method load impedance is written in terms of ABCD-parameters of the desired matching network and the source resistor. Then free parameters are optimized which in turn yields the desired matching network with initial element values. It is not needed to select a circuit topology for the matching network which is the natural consequence of the matching processes. Also there is no need to select the desired transducer power gain level , the proposed technique naturally provides a gain curve fluctuating around the final available level. Eventually the initial design is improved by optimizing the performance of the matched system employing the commercially available computer-aided design (CAD) packages. An algorithm and two examples are given to illustrate the utilization of the proposed technique. (C) 2007 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
SourceInternational Journal of Electronics and Communications
Real frequency technique