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Printed Circuit Board Implementation of Wideband Radial Power Combiner

 

This paper presents a new approach to design and implementation of a wideband microstrip radial power combiner with a planar structure in a way that it can be simply and inexpensively fabricated using a standard multilayer printed circuit board (PCB) technology. A 14-way power combiner with a two-octave bandwidth (1.5-6 GHz) is designed and fabricated on a three-layer PCB. Our measurements showed an amplitude and phase balance of ±0.75 dB and ±4.5 degrees, respectively, between the input ports. The main (output) port exhibited a reflection lower than -10 dB.

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