An accurate hybrid mode analysis of microstrip lines on the finite width substrate or near a substrate edge including finite metallisation thickness is described. The frequency dependent solutions for the transmission characteristics of the microstrip lines are presented. An approach for avoiding the calculation of higher modes in a rectangular waveguide partially filled with a dielectric is also introduced. The results provide useful information for the design of high packing density millimetre wave MMICs.
- Integrated circuits
- Microwave devices and components
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering