K-band reflection-type phase shifter using phase-shift range enhancement technique

Han Lim Lee, Seong Mo Moon, Moon Que Lee, Jong Wo Yu

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This letter presents a simple but efficient phase shift range enhancement technique for a reflection type phase shifter (RTPS). The proposed structure consists of a 3-dB coupler and a pair of back-to-back diodes connected with a pair of series and parallel inductors and a pair of parallel resistors. The parallel inductors are inserted to widen relative phase shift range compared to regularly used RTPS and Lange coupler is used as the 3-dB coupler. The proposed circuit is implemented in 0.15 -μm GaAs low noise pHEMT process and provides a measured phase shifting range of 227° at 24 GHz with a measured insertion loss of 4.6 ± 1.3 dB. The input and output return losses are better than 18 dB and 17 dB, respectively. The size of the fabricated phase shifter MMIC chip is 2.2×1.5 mm2 including test pads.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2135-2144
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications
Issue number16
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2013


  • GaAs MMIC
  • Phase Shifter
  • RTPS
  • Resonance


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