A VWG can be used as a low loss transmission media in LTCC conditional to the via wall pitch being kept sufficiently low. The feasibility of implementing half-wavelength narrow wall VWG couplers in an LTCC environment has also been demonstrated. The limited results presented herein. suggest that the coupling factors for VWG couplers are similar to those of a regular narrow wall coupler implemented in standard RWG. The directivity maxima of the 2- and 3-aperture VWG couplers presented herein occur at similar frequencies to that of standard narrow wall couplers when the half wavelength coupling section is calculated using the RWG propagation constant.

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Keywords Microwave filters, Standards, Microwave communication, Microstrip filters, Planar waveguides, Rectangular waveguides
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/ANTEM.2000.7851649
Conference 2000 Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics, ANTEM 2000
Citation
Bray, J. (Joey), & Roy, L. (2000). Laminated waveguide couplers in LTCC technology. In ANTEM 2000 - Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics, Conference Proceedings (pp. 527–530). doi:10.1109/ANTEM.2000.7851649