Connector Model for Use in Common-Mode Antenna Model Used to Estimate Radiation from Printed Circuit Boards with Board-to-Board Connector

Yuri WAKADUKI  Tetsushi WATANABE  Yoshitaka TOYOTA  Kengo IOKIBE  Liuji R. KOGA  Osami WADA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E99-B   No.3   pp.695-702
Publication Date: 2016/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2015EBP3269
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Electromagnetic Compatibility(EMC)
Keyword: 
common-mode radiation,  common-mode antenna model,  current division factor,  

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Summary: 
A connector model expressed as an inductance is proposed for use in a previously reported common-mode antenna model. The common-mode antenna model is an equivalent model for estimating only common-mode radiation from a printed circuit board (PCB) more quickly and with less computational resources than a calculation method that fully divides the entire structure of the PCB into elemental cells, such as narrow signal traces and thin dielectric layers. Although the common-mode antenna model can estimate the amount of radiation on the basis of the pin configuration of the connector between two PCBs, the calculation results do not show the peak frequency shift in the radiation spectrum when there is a change in the pin configuration. A previous study suggested that the frequency shift depends on the total inductance of the connector, which led to the development of the connector model reported here, which takes into account the effective inductance of the connector. The common-mode antenna model with the developed connector model accurately simulates the peak frequency shift caused by a change in the connector pin configuration. The results agree well with measured spectra (error of 3 dB).