Microwave Filters

Microwave filters are distributed, periodic in frequency response and subject to large parasitic effects. Design can be tricky with a good dosage of black magic.

Interdigital Filters

A series of quarterwave parallel coupled lines (often rods or bars) arranged to construct a bandpass filter. The lines are shorted at alternative ends and capacitivly loaded at the other.

Interdigital

Parallel Coupled Line Filters

Commonly used on microstrip or stripline to produce bandpass filters. Cheap, easy to produce, subject to spurious responses.

Parallel Coupled