## Abstract

It is a classical result, known as Darlington's theorem, that every rational positive-real function z(p) is realizable as the input impedance of a lumped reciprocal reactance two-port tuner N_{t} closed at the far end on 1 Ω. The theorem is evidently false if the 1 Ω termination is replaced by some prescribed non-constant positive-real impedance z_{l} (p). Any z(p) synthesizable in this more restrictive manner is said to be compatible with z_{l}(p) and we write z∼z_{l} to indicate the correspondence. The determination of necessary and sufficient conditions for the validity of z∼z_{l} is the problem of compatible impedances. Of the four better-known network treatments, only that of Schoeffler (IRE Trans. Circuit Theory, CT-8, 131-137 (1961) is completely correct, although severely restricted in scope. In particular, the remaining three contain a common error which appears to have propagated because a constraint on the ratio of even parts z_{e}(p)/z_{le}(p) derived by Schoeffler is unnecessary if z(p) is not minimum-reactance. The main theorems of Wohlers (IEEE Trans. Circuit Theory, CT-12, 528-535 (1965)) and Satyanaryana and Chen (J. Franklin Inst., 309, 267-280 (1980)) are very similar in structure to our Theorem 3 but considerably more complex and do not provide a sufficiently explicit description of the associated tuner N_{t}. In fact (Theorem I), with the exception of a physically irrelevant degeneracy (which is easily detected), N_{t}, when it exists, must possess an impedance matrix Z(p). Moreover, the latter can be effectively parametrized in terms of z(p), z_{l}(p) and a regular-allpass b(p) found as the solution of a standard interpolation problem of the Nevalinna-Pick type. Three fully worked examples clarify the theory and also illustrate many of the numerical steps.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 541-560 |

Number of pages | 20 |

Journal | International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications |

Volume | 25 |

Issue number | 6 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1997 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Applied Mathematics