This chapter discusses recent development of reconfigurable filters. The technical terminology reconfigurable means that a circuit is designed in a way to have various electrical characteristics comparing with one which has a static feature. For the filter design, the various electrical characteristics can be considered as the filter can tune its operating frequency, bandwidth, and/or have multiple operational modes, that is, bandstop or bandpass modes. Also, recently, the filters that can exhibit an improved impedance matching performance over its stopband have been reported. It provides more options for the filter designers to realize the reconfigurable filters having reflective and/or absorptive frequency response types to satisfy a prior given requirement. In this chapter, recently devised filter designs will be covered and essential frequency tuning elements to realize the reconfigurable characteristic will be introduced as well.
Part of the book: Adaptive Filtering