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General design of multiway multisection power dividers by interconnecting two-way dividers

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2208 - 2215
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Journal issue10
StatePublished - Oct 2007


It is common practice to design multiway power dividers by interconnecting two-way power dividers. Transmission lines are used to link the two-way dividers. This paper investigates the performance of the interconnected power divider and the effects of the interconnecting transmission lines. In particular, it will be shown that the performance of multiway dividers constructed by interconnecting even-number-section two-way dividers deteriorates significantly as the number of output ports increases. The interconnecting lines can be used to improve the performance of such dividers.

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Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineerg (IEEE) Rose publication type: Journal article Sponsorship: This work was supported by the European Commission. Terms of use: Copyright © 2007 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

    Research areas

  • broadband, power combiner, power divider, power splitter, quarter-wavelength, Wilkinson

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