AnalyzedResult property

Class: rfckt.microstrip
Package: rfckt

Computed S-parameters, noise figure, OIP3, and group delay values

Values

rfdata.data object

Description

Handle to an rfdata.data object that contains the S-parameters, noise figure, OIP3, and group delay values computed over the specified frequency range using the analyze method. This property is empty by default.

The analyze method treats the microstrip line as a 2-port linear network and models the line as a transmission line with optional stubs. The analyze method computes the AnalyzedResult property of the transmission line using the data stored in the rfckt.microstrip object properties as follows:

  • If you model the transmission line as a stubless line, the analyze method first calculates the ABCD-parameters at each frequency contained in the modeling frequencies vector. It then uses the abcd2s function to convert the ABCD-parameters to S-parameters.

    The analyze method calculates the ABCD-parameters using the physical length of the transmission line, d, and the complex propagation constant, k, using the following equations:

    A=ekd+ekd2B=Z0*(ekdekd)2C=ekdekd2*Z0D=ekd+ekd2

    Z0 and k are vectors whose elements correspond to the elements of f, the vector of frequencies specified in the analyze input argument freq. Both can be expressed in terms of the specified conductor strip width, substrate height, conductor strip thickness, relative permittivity constant, conductivity, and dielectric loss tangent of the microstrip line, as described in [1].

  • If you model the transmission line as a shunt or series stub, the analyze method first calculates the ABCD-parameters at the specified frequencies. It then uses the abcd2s function to convert the ABCD-parameters to S-parameters.

    When you set the StubMode property to 'Shunt', the 2-port network consists of a stub transmission line that you can terminate with either a short circuit or an open circuit as shown in the following figure.

    Zin is the input impedance of the shunt circuit. The ABCD-parameters for the shunt stub are calculated as:

    A=1B=0C=1/ZinD=1

    When you set the StubMode property to 'Series', the 2-port network consists of a series transmission line that you can terminate with either a short circuit or an open circuit as shown in the following figure.

    Zin is the input impedance of the series circuit. The ABCD-parameters for the series stub are calculated as:

    A=1B=ZinC=0D=1

The analyze method uses the S-parameters to calculate the group delay values at the frequencies specified in the analyze input argument freq, as described in the analyze reference page.

Examples

tx1 = rfckt.microstrip;
analyze(tx1,[1e9,2e9,3e9]);
tx1.AnalyzedResult

ans =

             Name: 'Data object'
             Freq: [3x1 double]
             S_Parameters: [2x2x3 double]
             GroupDelay: [3x1 double]
             NF: [3x1 double]
             OIP3: [3x1 double]
             Z0: 50
             ZS: 50
             ZL: 50
             IntpType: 'Linear'
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