This study aimed to design and fabricate a lowpass‐bandpass (LP‐BP) diplexer with high isolation for telecommunication applications including wireless communications. The results revealed that the −3 dB cutoff frequency of the lowpass filter (LPF) was equal to 0.82 GHz. The advantages of the LPF section include a very high suppression factor (SF) parameter (about 4.4), very sharp roll‐off‐rate (ROF or ζ) parameter (687), and a very high figure of merit (FOM) (about 233491). The bandpass filter (BPF) section was designed applying dual‐mode resonators with triband. The central frequencies of these tribands were equal to 2.38, 3.93, and 5.65 GHz. In the following, an SMV‐1247‐079LF SMD varactor diode is used to adjust the proposed LPF. The tuning range for the proposed LPF is 0.3‐0.72 GHz. In the proposed diplexer, the isolation between the output ports was higher than 45 dB. The results of measurements were in good agreement with those of the simulation.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
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