This paper presents a new method that accurately determines the characteristic impedance of planar transmission lines printed on lossy dielectrics even when contact-pad capacitance and conductance are large. We demonstrate the method on a coplanar waveguide fabricated on fused silica and a microstrip line fabricated on a highly conductive silicon substrate.
Proceedings Title: Tech. Dig., IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium
Conference Dates: June 7-12, 1998
Conference Location: Baltimore, MD
Pub Type: Conferences