Passive Components

Guoan Wang
Univ. of South Carolina
John Ebel
US Air Force Research Laboratory

This session presents design of RF switches based on phase change materials and new dielectrics, various implementation methods including standard MEMS, printing, and SiGe BiCMOS processes are discussed. Applications of switches have been demonstrated for the design of latching variable attenuator and reconfigurable filters.

Tu1G-1: RF-MEMS Switched Capacitor Using Ta/Ta2O5 Electrodes
Jean-Christophe Orlianges, Mariem Laouini, Clement Hallepee, Pierre Blondy
Pierre Blondy, XLIM (UMR 7252)
Tu1G-2: A 25THz FCO (6.3 fs RON*C_OFF) Phase-Change Material RF Switch Fabricated in a High Volume Manufacturing Environment with Demonstrated Cycling > 1 Billion Times
Nabil El-Hinnawy, Gregory Slovin, Jefferson Rose, David Howard
Nabil El-Hinnawy, Tower Semiconductor
Tu1G-3: Fully Printed VO2 Switch Based Flexible and Reconfigurable Filter
Shuai Yang, Weiwei Li, Mohammad Vaseem, Atif Shamim
Shuai Yang, KAUST
Tu1G-4: Miniaturized Reconfigurable 28GHz PCM-Based 4-Bit Latching Variable Attenuator for 5G mmWave Applications
Tejinder Singh, Raafat R. Mansour
Tejinder Singh, Univ. of Waterloo
Tu1G-5: Monolithic Integration of Phase-Change RF Switches in a Production SiGe BiCMOS Process with RF Circuit Demonstrations
Gregory Slovin, Nabil El-Hinnawy, Chris Masse, Jefferson Rose, David Howard
Gregory Slovin, Tower Semiconductor
Amelie Hagelauer
Univ. of Bayreuth
Songbin Gong
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The session discusses the advances and challenges in synthesizing filter responses using micro-machined resonators in either the acoustic or electromagnetic domain. On the lower frequency end, acoustics resonators are arranged to produce reconfigurable or switchable responses. Towards higher frequencies, novel micro-machined chip-scale electromagnetic resonators are exploited to produce W-band filters. Suppression of unwanted acoustic resonance in an electromagnetic structure will also be discussed.

Tu2G-1: High-Q Bandpass-to-Bandstop Reconfigurable Filter Based on SAW Resonators
Ruixuan Chen, Qinxue Sheng, Lingyun Zhou, Chang Chen, Hualiang Zhang
Ruixuan Chen, USTC
Tu2G-2: Microfabrication of a Miniaturized Monolithic Folded Half-Mode Integrated Waveguide Cavity for W-Band Applications
Thomas R. Jones, Mojgan Daneshmand
Thomas R. Jones, Univ. of Alberta
Tu2G-3: An Intrinsically Switchable Balanced Ferroelectric FBAR Filter at 2GHz
Milad Zolfagharloo Koohi, Wenhao Peng, Amir Mortazawi
Milad Zolfagharloo Koohi, Univ. of Michigan
Tu2G-4: W-Band Micro-Fabricated Waveguide Band-Pass Filters
Naira Jguirim, Claire Dalmay, Damien Passerieux, Pierre Blondy
Naira Jguirim, XLIM (UMR 7252)
Tu2G-5: Suppression of Acoustic Resonances in All-Oxide Varactors
Dominik Walk, Daniel Kienemund, Prannoy Agrawal, Patrick Salg, Lukas Zeinar, Philipp Komissinskiy, Lambert Alff, Rolf Jakoby, Holger Maune
Dominik Walk, Technische Univ. Darmstadt
Jun Choi
Univ. at Buffalo
Maurizio Bozzi
Univ. of Pavia

Integrated waveguides play an important role for modern millimeter-wave systems. This session presents recent advances for substrate integrated, 3D printed and dielectric waveguides. Theory, design and experimental results are presented.

Tu3A-1: Dual Image Dielectric Guide (DIDG) for Polarization Diversity Applications at Millimeter Wave Frequency
Moein Noferesti, Tarek Djerafi
Tarek Djerafi, INRS-EMT
Tu3A-2: A Cost-Efficient Air-Filled Substrate Integrated Ridge Waveguide for mmWave Application
Cheng-Wu Ting, Siang Chen, Tzong-Lin Wu
Cheng-Wu Ting, National Taiwan Univ.
Tu3A-3: Travelling-Wave SIW Transmission Line Using TE20 Mode for Millimeter-Wave Antenna Application
Zhan Wang, Yuandan Dong
Yuandan Dong, UESTC
Tu3A-4: AFSIW-to-Microstrip Directional Coupler for High-Performance Systems on Substrate
Anthony Ghiotto, Jean-Charles Henrion, Tifenn Martin, Jean-Marie Pham, Vincent Armengaud
Anthony Ghiotto, IMS (UMR 5218)
Tu3A-5: Design and Analysis of 3D Printed Slotted Waveguides for D-Band Using Stereolithography and Electroless Silver Plating
K. Lomakin, M. Sippel, K. Helmreich, G. Gold
K. Lomakin, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Brice Ivira
Broadcom Corp.
Amir Mortzawi
Univ. of Michigan

The session presents advancements in design, model, simulation and experimental results of Lithium Niobate-based SAW and lamb wave resonators to address sub-5 GHz applications and beyond 6GHz up to 19 GHz. The material use different cuts of Lithium Niobate to address different applications. A technique to place poles and zeros during a filter design phase is presented.

Tu3E-1: A 19GHz Lithium Niobate Acoustic Filter with FBW of 2.4%
Liuqing Gao, Yansong Yang, Songbin Gong
Liuqing Gao, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tu3E-2: 5.4GHz Acoustic Delay Lines in Lithium Niobate Thin Film with 3dB Insertion Loss
Ruochen Lu, Yansong Yang, Steffen Link, Songbin Gong
Ruochen Lu, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tu3E-3: An X-Band Lithium Niobate Acoustic RFFE Filter with FBW of 3.45% and IL of 2.7dB
Yansong Yang, Liuqing Gao, Songbin Gong
Yansong Yang, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tu3E-4: Surface Acoustic Wave Resonators Using Lithium Niobate on Silicon Carbide Platform
Shibin Zhang, Ruochen Lu, Hongyan Zhou, Steffen Link, Yansong Yang, Zhongxu Li, Kai Huang, Xin Ou, Songbin Gong
Shibin Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Tu3E-5: Synthesis and Realization of Chebyshev Filters Based on Constant Electromechanical Coupling Coefficient Acoustic Wave Resonators
Shu-Yuan Tseng, Chin-Chung Hsiao, Ruey-Beei Wu
Shu-Yuan Tseng, National Taiwan Univ.
Christian Damm
Ulm Univ.
Jason Soric
Raytheon Company

In this session, innovative waveguiding structures for the generation, transmission and manipulation are presented. These include liquid crystal based phase manipulation, negative group delay enabled leaky waves, loss reduced multilayer structures, full tensor anisotropic metamaterial modelling and picosecond pulse generation using nonlinear transmission lines. Theoretical and experimental results are presented to substantiate the interest of these techniques.

Tu4A-1: A Fine Picosecond Pulse Generator Based on Novel SRD Topology and Tapered NLTL
MuhibUr Rahman, Ke Wu
MuhibUr Rahman, Polytechnique Montréal
Tu4A-2: Liquid Crystal Based Parallel-Polarized Dielectric Image Guide Phase Shifter at W-Band
Henning Tesmer, Roland Reese, Ersin Polat, Rolf Jakoby, Holger Maune
Henning Tesmer, Technische Univ. Darmstadt
Tu4A-3: Negative Group Delay Enabled Artificial Transmission Line Exhibiting Squint-Free, Dominant Mode, Backward Leaky-Wave Radiation
Minning Zhu, Chung-Tse Michael Wu
Minning Zhu, Rutgers Univ.
Tu4A-4: Demonstration of Low Loss RF Conductor in Ka and V Bands Using Cu/Fe Multilayers for 5G and Millimeter Wave Applications
Renuka Bowrothu, Yong-Kyu Yoon
Renuka Bowrothu, Univ. of Florida
Tu4A-5: Equivalent Circuit Models for Full-Tensor Anisotropic Composite Right/Left-Handed Metamaterials
Tsutomu Nagayama
Tsutomu Nagayama, Kagoshima Univ.
Simone Bastioli
RS Microwave
Miguel Laso
Public Univ. of Navarre (UPNA)

Advanced synthesis solutions for non-planar filters and multiplexers.

We1A-1: Direct Synthesis Technique of Quasi-Canonical Filters Comprising Cascaded Frequency-Variant Blocks
Yuxing He, Zhewang Ma, Nobuyuki Yoshikawa
Yuxing He, Yokohama National Univ.
We1A-2: Design of Extracted-Pole Filters: An Application-Oriented Synthesis Approach
Giuseppe Macchiarella, Stefano Tamiazzo
Giuseppe Macchiarella, Politecnico di Milano
We1A-3: A Dispersive Coupling Structure for In-Line Helical Resonator Filters with Transmission Zeros
Yan Zhang, Ke-Li Wu
Yan Zhang, CUHK
We1A-4: Synthesis of Extracted Pole Filters Without the Extra Spikes
Y. Yang, Yi Zeng, M. Yu, Q. Wu
Y. Yang, CUHK
We1A-5: A Synthesis-Based Design Procedure for Waveguide Duplexers Using a Stepped E-Plane Bifurcated Junction
Giuseppe Macchiarella, Gian Guido Gentili, Luciano Accatino, Vittorio Tornielli di Crestvolant
Giuseppe Macchiarella, Politecnico di Milano
Ming Yu
Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong
Giuseppe Macchiarella
Politecnico di Milano

Advanced implementation of non-planar filters and multiplexers.

We2A-1: 3-D Printed Bandpass Filter Using Conical Posts Interlaced Vertically
Enrique López-Oliver, Cristiano Tomassoni, Lorenzo Silvestri, Maurizio Bozzi, Luca Perregrini, Stefania Marconi, Gianluca Alaimo, Ferdinando Auricchio
Enrique López-Oliver, Università di Perugia
We2A-2: An All-Metal Capacitive Coupling Structure for Coaxial Cavity Filters
Yuliang Chen, Ke-Li Wu
Yuliang Chen, CUHK
We2A-3: Design of a Four Channel C-Band Multiplexer with a Modified Star-Junction Topology
Mónica Martínez Mendoza, Margarita García Tudela, Rubén Gómez-Chacón Camuñas
Rubén Gómez-Chacón Camuñas, Thales Alenia Space
We2A-4: Compact Harmonic Rejection Filter for C-Band High-Power Satellite Applications
F. Teberio, P. Martin-Iglesias, I. Arregui, I. Arnedo, T. Lopetegi, M.A.G. Laso
F. Teberio, Universidad Pública de Navarra
We2A-5: Substrate Integrated Waveguide Bandpass Filters Implemented on Silicon Interposer for Terahertz Applications
Gaetan Prigent, Anne-Laure Franc, Matthias Wietstruck, Mehmet Keynak
Gaetan Prigent, LAAS
We2A-6: A Compact Diplexer for Circularly Polarized 20/30GHz SIW-Antennas
Anton Sieganschin, Thomas Jaschke, Arne F. Jacob
Anton Sieganschin, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Dimitra Psychogiou
Univ. of Colorado
Christopher Galbraith
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory

This session features a variety of innovative planar filters using substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) and microstrip technologies. The first paper presents a compact, quasi-absorptive SIW filter using capacitively-loaded resonators. The second paper describes a compact, dual-mode SIW filter using uniform impedance resonators. Third, a compact bandpass filter using substrate integrated defected ground structure (SIDGS) is described that achieves a very wide stopband response. Next, stepped impedance resonators (SIR) and complementary split ring resonators (CSRR) are combined to create filters with high selectivity. The last paper presents a balanced bandpass filter using coupled lines to produce a quasi-elliptic bandpass and ultra-wide stopband response.

We2E-1: Quasi-Absorptive Substrate-Integrated Bandpass Filters Using Capacitively-Loaded Coaxial Resonators
Dimitra Psychogiou, Roberto Gómez-García
Dimitra Psychogiou, University of Colorado Boulder
We2E-2: UIR-Loaded Dual-Mode SIW Filter with Compact Size and Controllable Transmission Zeros
Yilong Zhu, Yuandan Dong
Yuandan Dong, UESTC
We2E-3: Compact Bandpass Filter with Wide Stopband and Low Radiation Loss Using Substrate Integrated Defected Ground Structure
Deshan Tang, Changxuan Han, Zhixian Deng, Huizhen Jenny Qian, Xun Luo
Deshan Tang, UESTC
We2E-4: Step Impedance Resonator (SIR) Loaded with Complementary Split Ring Resonator (CSRR): Modeling, Analysis and Applications
P. Vélez, J. Muñoz-Enano, A. Ebrahimi, J. Scott, K. Ghorbani, Ferran Martín
Ferran Martín, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona
We2E-5: Quasi-Elliptic Coupled-Line-Based Balanced Bandpass Filters with Ultra-Wide Stopband Characteristics
Mengdan Kong, Dimitra Psychogiou, Yongle Wu
Mengdan Kong, BUPT
Holger Maune
Technische Univ. Darmstadt
Thomas Lingel

This session covers the latest advances in passive components and related technologies. It spans from circuits to modules. Novel techniques such as angular-momentum based circulators, silicon-based integrated passive devices, and SiW-based components are discussed. Also novel designs for resonators, junctions and delay lines are presented.

We3A-1: Angular-Momentum Biased Circulator with a Common-Differential Mode Topology for RF and Modulation Isolation
Haysam M. Kadry, Dimitrios L. Sounas
Dimitrios L. Sounas, Wayne State Univ.
We3A-2: Miniature Wideband Rat-Race Coupler in Silicon-Based Integrated Passive Device Technology
You-Rong Liu, Chung-Hsien Chan, Yo-Shen Lin
Yo-Shen Lin, National Central Univ.
We3A-3: A Geometrically Shaped Hemispherical Cavity Resonator with Extended Spurious-Free Region
Jin Li, Tao Yuan
Jin Li, Shenzhen Univ.
We3A-4: Low-Loss Continuous True Time Delay with Delay Summing
Kyutae Park, Byung-Wook Min
Kyutae Park, Yonsei Univ.
We3A-5: Miniaturized Couplers Using Multi-Mode Star-Junction
Mohamed H.A. Elsawaf, Abdelhamid M.H. Nasr, Amr M.E. Safwat
Abdelhamid M.H. Nasr, Ain Shams Univ.
We3A-6: AFSIW Power Divider with Isolated Outputs Based on Balanced-Delta-Port Magic-Tee Topology
Nhu-Huan Nguyen, Anthony Ghiotto, Tifenn Martin, Anne Vilcot, Tan-Phu Vuong, Ke Wu
Nhu-Huan Nguyen, IMEP-LAHC (UMR 5130)
Sanghoon Shin
Naval Research Laboratory
Univ. of Limoges

This session presents active filters and high-Q tunable filters with constant absolute bandwidth and constant frequency spacing transmission zeros. It also presents novel concepts for filtering crossovers, tunable band-reject filters, and non-reciprocal filters.

We3E-1: A Compact Reconfigurable N-Path Low-Pass Filter Based on Negative Trans-Resistance with <1dB Loss and >21dB Out-of-Band Rejection
Mohammad Khorshidian, Negar Reiskarimian, Harish Krishnaswamy
Mohammad Khorshidian, Columbia Univ.
We3E-2: BPFs with Parametrically Compensated Passband Insertion Loss and Selectivity
Lap K. Yeung, Xiating Zou, Yuanxun Ethan Wang
Lap K. Yeung, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
We3E-3: Fully-Reconfigurable Non-Reciprocal Bandpass Filters
Dakotah Simpson, Dimitra Psychogiou
Dakotah Simpson, University of Colorado Boulder
We3E-4: A Dual-Mode Frequency Reconfigurable Waveguide Filter with a Constant Frequency Spacing Between Transmission Zeros
Gowrish B., Raafat R. Mansour
Gowrish B., Univ. of Waterloo
We3E-5: Behavior of Lossy Spiral Inductors and Their Applications to the Design of Tunable Band Reject Filters
Huayong Jia, Raafat R. Mansour
Huayong Jia, Univ. of Waterloo
We3E-6: Novel Reconfigurable Filtering Crossover Based on Evanescent-Mode Cavity Resonators
Junchen Lai, Tao Yang, Pei-Ling Chi, Ruimin Xu
Junchen Lai, UESTC
Rhonda Franklin
Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Florian Herrault
HRL Laboratories, LLC

RF, mm-wave, and THz subsystems can benefit from heterogeneous integration of dissimilar component technologies for improved performance and signal integrity. At such frequencies, innovation in design, nano-materials and fabrication is crucial; high-frequency intra-chip interconnects and flip chip technologies will be presented.

Th1D-1: Polylithic Integration for RF/MM-Wave Chiplets Using Stitch-Chips: Modeling, Fabrication, and Characterization
Ting Zheng, Paul K. Jo, Sreejith Kochupurackal Rajan, Muhannad S. Bakir
Ting Zheng, Georgia Tech
Th1D-2: A W-Band Chip-to-Printed Circuit Board Interconnect
Björn Deutschmann, Arne F. Jacob
Björn Deutschmann, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Th1D-3: A Low-Loss Balun-Embedded Interconnect for THz Heterogeneous System Integration
Te-Yen Chiu, Yu-Ling Lee, Chun-Lin Ko, Sheng-Hsiang Tseng, Chun-Hsing Li
Te-Yen Chiu, National Tsing Hua Univ.
Th1D-4: W Band Carbon Nanotubes Interconnects Compatible with CMOS Technology
Philippe Roux-Lévy, Joseph M. De Saxce, Chun Fei Siah, Jianxiong Wang, Beng Kang Tay, Philippe Coquet, Dominique Baillargeat
Joseph M. De Saxce, XLIM (UMR 7252)
Th1D-5: Suspended SiC Filter with DRIE Silicon Subcovers
Elizabeth Twyford Kunkee, Dah-Weih Duan, Andrew Sulian, Peter Ngo, Nancy Lin, Chunbo Zhang, Dino Ferizovic, Charles M. Jackson, Richard Lai
Elizabeth Twyford Kunkee, Northrop Grumman
Kamal Samanta
Sony Corp.
Dominique Baillargeat
Xlim - CNRS- Unversite De Liroges

New degrees of freedom are achieved using three-dimensional manufacturing approaches in high-frequency design. Deformable, integrable and extremely small dimensions can be enabled in components and systems using novel materials and processes. Some of the latest advancements on three-dimensional interconnects and RF components will be presented in the mm-wave to the THz regime.

Th2D-1: RF Systems on Antenna (SoA): A Novel Integration Approach Enabled by Additive Manufacturing
Xuanke He, Yunnan Fang, Ryan A. Bahr, Manos M. Tentzeris
Xuanke He, Georgia Tech
Th2D-2: Wireless 3D Vertical Interconnect with Power Splitting Capability
Aditya Dave, Rhonda Franklin
Aditya Dave, Univ. of Minnesota
Th2D-3: 3D Printed One-Shot Deployable Flexible “Kirigami” Dielectric Reflectarray Antenna for mm-Wave Applications
Yepu Cui, Syed Abdullah Nauroze, Ryan A. Bahr, Manos M. Tentzeris
Yepu Cui, Georgia Tech
Th2D-4: Evaluation of Micro Laser Sintering Metal 3D-Printing Technology for the Development of Waveguide Passive Devices up to 325GHz
V. Fiorese, C. Belem Gonçalves, C. del Rio Bocio, D. Titz, F. Gianesello, C. Luxey, G. Ducournau, E. Dubois, C. Gaquière, D. Gloria
V. Fiorese, STMicroelectronics