Power transfer networks at RF frequencies "New design procedures with implementation roadmap"
The purpose of this work is to provide the necessary background to design wide-band power transfer two-ports, or so-called broadband matching networks, at radio frequencies for wireless communication systems. The importance of the topic stems from the recent advances in the conceptual design and manufacturing technologies of the next-generation wireless and mobile communication systems, which will operate over ultra-wide frequency bands. In fact, for all communication systems, construction of wide-band power transfer networks is essential. Therefore, in this manuscript, new procedures to design broadband matching network are covered, and a design roadmap is given with relevant recommendations. As an example, the design of a compensation network for a RF switch matrix covering the band 17...23 GHz is presented, which employs the roadmap described in this work.