Several narrowband matching networks for quasi-TEM coupled microstrip lines

Josh G. Nickel, Jose E. Schutt-Aine

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Abstract

For multiconductor transmission line (MTL) systems, `matching' occurs in the context of multiple propagating modes and requires minimization of the reflection coefficient matrix function, one of the governing MTL longitudinal immittance matrix functions (LIMFs). This paper presents the synthesis of several matching strategies (stubs, reactances, transformers) for symmetric, coupled-line microstrip structures mismatched with several simple passive terminations. Optimization of matching network parameters yields significant reflection reduction resulting from the termination mismatches. Measurement of synthesized structures verifies the reflection reduction and power savings. General n-coupled line applications include coupled-microstrip transistor amplifiers, optoelectronics packaging, chip- and package-level interconnections, and parallel data buses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages296-299
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event9th Topical Meeting on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging - Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Duration: Oct 23 2000Oct 25 2000

Conference

Conference9th Topical Meeting on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging
CityScottsdale, AZ, USA
Period10/23/0010/25/00

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Nickel, J. G., & Schutt-Aine, J. E. (2000). Several narrowband matching networks for quasi-TEM coupled microstrip lines. 296-299. Paper presented at 9th Topical Meeting on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging, Scottsdale, AZ, USA, .