Design of Practical Broadband Matching Networks With Mixed Lumped and Distributed Elements
Computer-aided design (CAD) tools are always preferred for designing broadband matching networks. However these tools give excellent results when the suitable matching network topology and initial element values are provided. Therefore in this brief a new initialization algorithm is proposed to get suitable network topology and element values for CAD tools. Then the power transfer capability of the matching network can be improved by using any CAD tool. It is clear from the example studied that the new method generates excellent initials.