Highly Miniaturized RF Bandpass Filter Based on Thin-Film Bulk Acoustic-Wave Resonator for 5-GHz-Band Application

Yong Dae Kim, Kuk Hyun Sunwoo, Sang Chul Sul, Ju Ho Lee, Duck Hwan Kim, In Sang Song, Sung Hoon Choa, Jong Gwan Yook

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Highly miniaturized RF bandpass filter using a thin-film bulk acoustic wave resonator (TFBAR) is designed and fabricated for 5-GHz-band application. The topology of the fabricated filter is based on a ladder-type configuration that has a common trimming inductor connected concurrently with two shunt TFBARs and the trimming inductor is directly connected to the ground. The role of unit the TFBAR's physical characteristics such as the size and thickness of the TFBAR determine the performance of the TFBAR filter, including the effect of the electrical impedance-matching characteristics of the TFBAR filter. The shape of the fabricated TFBARs are tetragons with unparallel sides and the sizes of resonator are smaller than 70 × 70 μm 2 to ensure the ranges of impedance-matched filter performance. The insertion loss and bandwidth of fabricated TFBAR filters are less than 2.8 dB and 160 MHz at 3 dB. The out-of-band rejection is over 30 dB. The actual size of filter is smaller than 700 × 600 μm 2, including signal and ground pad sizes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1218-1228
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar

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Funding Information:
Manuscript received September 10, 2005; revised October 31, 2005. This work was supported by the Center for Advanced Transceiver Systems under Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Energy 427723.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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