Analysis of the Coverage of Lossy Tunable Matching Networks

Eyad Arabi, Kevin A Morris, Mark A Beach

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Tunable matching networks are essential for frequency-agile wireless systems. Practical components used in these networks have limited quality factors, thereby introduce losses. In this work, the effect of lossy components on the area a tunable matching network can cover is analyzed theoretically and verified by measurements. The proposed analysis method can be applied to any network with lumped components or transmission lines. As proof of concept, a T-type example
network has been investigated. The proposed method has been found to accurately predict the shrinkage in coverage due to losses as verified by measurements. The decrease in the coverage can be considerable, which indicates the significance of loss analysis in the design of tunable matching networks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-6962-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-6963-7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2021
EventAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference, 2020 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Duration: 8 Dec 202011 Dec 2020


ConferenceAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference, 2020
Abbreviated titleAPMC
CityHong Kong


  • Tunable matching networks, coverage area, reconfigurable wireless systems.


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