Characterization of Microstrip Lines with Various Cross-Sections of Strip Conductors in Microwave Integrated Circuits

Keren LI  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E81-C   No.12   pp.1845-1851
Publication Date: 1998/12/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Computational Electromagnetics)
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microstrip line,  cross-section of strip conductor,  shape effects,  boundary integral equation method,  Green's function,  

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Summary: 
In this paper, we present an analysis of the microstrip lines whose strip conductors are of various cross-sections, such as rectangular cross-section, triangle cross-section, and half-cycle cross-section. The method employed is the boundary integral equation method (BIEM). Numerical results for these microstrip lines demonstrate various shape effects of the strip conductor on the characteristics of lines. The processing technique on the convergence of the Green's function is also described.