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Microstrip Transmission Line

Model microstrip transmission line

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Description

The Microstrip Transmission Line block models the microstrip transmission line described in the block dialog in terms of its frequency-dependent S-parameters. A microstrip transmission line is shown in cross-section in the following figure. Its physical characteristics include the microstrip width (w), the microstrip thickness (t), the substrate height (d), and the relative permittivity constant (ε).

Parameters

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Main

Width of the microstrip transmission line., specified as a scalar in meters.

Thickness of the dielectric on which the conductor resides in the coplanar waveguide, specified as a scalar in meters.

Physical thickness of the conductor in which wave propagates.

Relative permittivity of the dielectric expressed as the ratio of the permittivity of the dielectric to permittivity in free space ε0.

Loss tangent of dielectric, specified as a scalar.

Conductivity measures the ease with which current flows in the conductor.

Physical length of the transmission line, specified in meters.

The block enables you to model the transmission line as a stub or as a stubless line.

Stubless Transmission Line

  • Not a stubNot a stub

    If you model a coaxial transmission line as stubless line, the Coaxial Transmission Line block first calculates the ABCD-parameters at each frequency contained in the modeling frequencies vector. It then uses the abcd2s function to convert the ABCD-parameters to S-parameters. For more information, see Stub Mode - Not a Stub.

Shunt Transmission Line

  • Shunt—This parameter provides a two-port network that consists of a stub transmission line that you can terminate with either a short circuit or an open circuit as shown in these diagrams.

    Zin is the input impedance of the shunt circuit. The ABCD-parameters for the shunt stub are calculated as

    A=1B=0C=1/ZinD=1

Series Transmission Line

  • Series—This mode parameter provides a two-port network that consists of a series transmission line that you can terminate with either a short circuit or an open circuit as show in these diagrams.

    Zin is the input impedance of the series circuit. The ABCD-parameters for the series stub are calculated as

    A=1B=ZinC=0D=1

Stub termination for stub modes Shunt and Series. Choices are Open or Short

Dependencies

To enable this parameter, select Shunt or Series in Stub mode

Stub termination for stub modes Shunt and Series. Choices are Open or Short

Dependencies

To enable this parameter, select Shunt, or Series, or in Stub mode

Visualization

When Source of frequency data is User-specified, specify as a vector of frequencies in the Frequency data parameter.

Frequency data range, specified as a vector in hertz.

Dependencies

To set this parameter, first select User-specified in Source of amplifier gain. This selection activates the Visualization Tab which contains Source of frequency data

Reference impedance of the coaxial transmission line, specified as a scalar in ohms.

Type of data plot that you want to produce with your data specified as :

  • X-Y plane — Generate a Cartesian plot of your data versus frequency. To create linear, semi-log, or log-log plots, set the Y scale and X scale accordingly.

  • Composite data—The composite data plot automatically generates four separate plots in one figure window, showing the frequency dependence of several parameters.

  • Polar plane — Generate a polar plot of your data. The block plots only the range of data corresponding to the specified frequencies.

  • Z Smith chart, Y Smith chart, and ZY Smith chart — Generate a Smith® chart of your data. The block plots only the range of data corresponding to the specified frequencies.

Type of parameters to plot, specified as one of the following S11, S12, S21, S22, GroupDelay, GammaIn, GammaOut, VSWRIn, VSWROut, OIP3, IIP3, TF1, TF2, TF3, Gt, Ga, Gp, Gmag, Gmsg, GammaMS, GammaML, K, Delta, Mu or MuPrime. When noise is spectral NF, NFactor and NTemp plotting is possible.

Type of parameters to plot, specified as one of the following S11, S12, S21, S22, GroupDelay, GammaIn, GammaOut, VSWRIn, VSWROut, OIP3, IIP3, TF1, TF2, TF3, Gt, Ga, Gp, Gmag, Gmsg, GammaMS, GammaML, K, Delta, Mu or MuPrime. When noise is spectral NF, NFactor and NTemp plotting is possible.

Plot format, specified as one of the following Magnitude (decibels), Angle (degrees), Real, or Imaginary.

Plot format, specified as one of the following Magnitude (decibels), Angle(degrees), Real, or Imaginary.

Parameter, specified as Freq. This parameter determines the data for x-axes on the X-Y plane plot.

Plot format, specified as one of the following Hz, Auto, KHz, MHz, GHz or THz.

Y-axis scale, specified as Linear or Log.

X-axis scale, specified as Linear or Log.

Plot the specified data using the plot button.

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References

[1] Gupta, K.C., G. Ramesh, I. Bahl, and P. Bhartia. Microstrip Lines and Slotlines, Second Edition. Artech House, 1996. pp. 102-109.

Introduced in R2009a