Design of Practical Broadband Matching Networks With Lumped Elements
It is always preferable to use commercially available software tools to design broadband matching networks for microwave communication systems. However for these tools the matching network topology and element values must be selected properly. Therefore in this paper a practical method is presented to generate matching networks with good initial element values. Eventually the performance of the designed matching network is optimized by employing the commercially available computer-aided design (CAD) tools. An example is given to illustrate the utilization of the proposed method. It is shown that the proposed method provides very good initials for CAD tools.