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06 Feb 2004 (Updated )

Companion Software

mstripa(er,u)
% mstripa.m - microstrip analysis (calculates Z,eff from w/h) 
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% Usage: [eff,Z] = mstripa(er,u)
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% er = relative permittivity of substrate
% u  = width-to-height ratio = w/h
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% eff = effective permittivity
% Z   = characteristic impedance of line
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% notes: velocity factor = 1/sqrt(eff)
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%        can calculate a vector of Z's and eff's from a vector of u's
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%        uses Hammerstad and Jensen emprical formulas from Ref.:
%           E. O. Hammerstad and O. Jensen, 
%           "Accurate Models for Microstrip Computer-Aided Design", 
%           IEEE MTT-S Digest Int. Microwave Symp., 1980, p.407.
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%        accuracy is better than 0.2% over 0.01 <= u <= 100 and er <= 128
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% see also mstrips for microstrip synthesis

% S. J. Orfanidis - 2000 - www.ece.rutgers.edu/~orfanidi/ewa

function [eff,Z] = mstripa(er,u)

if nargin==0, help mstripa; return; end

eta = etac(1);

a = 1 + log((u.^4 + (u/52).^2)./(u.^4 + 0.432))/49 + log(1 + (u/18.1).^3)/18.7;
b = 0.564*((er-0.9)/(er+3))^0.053;
F = 6 + (2*pi-6)*exp(-(30.666./u).^0.7528);

eff = 0.5*(er+1) + 0.5*(er-1)*(1 + 10./u).^(-a*b);

Z = eta/(2*pi) * log(F./u + sqrt(1+(2./u).^2)) ./sqrt(eff); 


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