JOURNAL OF CHINA UNIVERSITIES OF POSTS AND TELECOM ›› 2017, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (3): 70-74.doi: 10.1016/S1005-8885(17)60213-9

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Design of a wideband common-mode filter using approximate closed- loop pattern of compact C-shaped defected ground structure

Yin-di YAOZhibin ZENG2   

  • Received:2017-01-13 Revised:2017-04-06 Online:2017-06-30 Published:2017-06-30
  • Contact: Yin-di YAO

Abstract: A compact common-mode filter is proposed to suppress common-mode noise for application of high-speed differential signal traces. The filter adopts one big C-shaped defected ground structure (DGS) cell in the left of ground plane and two small C-shaped DGS cells with opposite direction in the right of ground plane. Because these DGS cells have different dimensions, the filter has three adjacent equivalent resonant points, which can suppress wideband common-mode noise effectively. The left C-shaped DGS and its adjacent C-shaped DGS cell form an approximate closed structure, which can efficiently reduce the influence of the mutual capacitance. The filter provides a common-mode suppression from 3.6 GHz to 14.4 GHz over 15 dB while it has a small size of 10 mm 10 mm. The fractional bandwidth of the filter is 120%, and the differential signals still keep good signal integrity. The experimental results are in good agreement with the simulated results.

Key words: common-mode filter, approximate closed-loop structure, defected ground structure, insertion loss