Model microstrip transmission line
The Microstrip Transmission Line block models the microstrip transmission line described in the block dialog in terms of its frequency-dependent S-parameters. A microstrip transmission line is shown in cross-section in the following figure. Its physical characteristics include the microstrip width (w), the microstrip thickness (t), the substrate height (d), and the relative permittivity constant (ε).
The block lets you model the transmission line as a stub or as a stubless line.
If you model a microstrip transmission line as a stubless line, the Microstrip Transmission Line block 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 block calculates the ABCD-parameters using the physical length of the transmission line, d, and the complex propagation constant, k, using the following equations:
Z0 and k are vectors whose elements correspond to the elements of f, a vector of modeling frequencies. 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 .
If you model the transmission line as a shunt or series stub, the Microstrip Transmission Line block first calculates the ABCD-parameters at each frequency contained in the vector of modeling frequencies. It then uses the abcd2s function to convert the ABCD-parameters to S-parameters.
When you set the Stub mode parameter in the mask dialog box to Shunt, the two-port network consists of a stub transmission line that you can terminate with either a short circuit or an open circuit as shown here.
Zin is the input impedance of the shunt circuit. The ABCD-parameters for the shunt stub are calculated as
When you set the Stub mode parameter in the mask dialog box to Series, the two-port network consists of a series transmission line that you can terminate with either a short circuit or an open circuit as shown here.
Zin is the input impedance of the series circuit. The ABCD-parameters for the series stub are calculated as
Width of the microstrip transmission line.
Thickness of the dielectric on which the microstrip resides.
Physical thickness of the microstrip.
Relative permittivity of the dielectric expressed as the ratio of the permittivity of the dielectric to permittivity in free space ε0.
Loss angle tangent of the dielectric.
Conductivity of the conductor in siemens per meter.
Physical length of the transmission line.
Type of stub. Choices are Not a stub, Shunt, or Series.
Stub termination for stub modes Shunt and Series. Choices are Open or Short. This parameter becomes visible only when Stub mode is set to Shunt or Series.
For information about plotting, see Create Plots.
 Gupta, K.C., G. Ramesh, I. Bahl, and P. Bhartia, Microstrip Lines and Slotlines, Second Edition, Artech House, 1996. pp. 102-109.