Trace Analyzer Benchmark of a Single Stripline

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The parameters for the stripline are given below:

  • w = 12.5 um
  • b = 25.4 um
  • t = 1.4 um
  • er = 3.25

Characteristic impedance values computed by FlexPDE, a finite element (FEM) tool, and LINPAR, a method of moment (MOM) tool, are listed below:

Method

Z0 (ohm)

FlexPDE

50

*LINPAR

49.59

Trace Analyzer

49.05

* NOTE: Since Trace Analyzer applet only evaluate the lossless parameters, LINPAR is configured to report only the L/C matrices in order to have to fair comparison.

A specialized version of Trace Analyzer is shown below. User can verify the result by using menu Calculate::Impedance and use it as a template to solve similar problems.

References

[1] Daniel G. Swanson, Jr. and Wolfgang J. R. Hoefer, "Microwave Circuit Modeling using Electromagnetic Field Simulation," Artech House, 2003, pp. 242-243.

[2] Antonije R. Djordjevic, Miodrag B. Bazdar, Tapan K. Sarkar, and Roger F. Harrington, LINPAR manual, Artech House, 1999.

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