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Introduction to S-Parameters

Introduction to S-Parameters

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This chapter describes circuit parameters that are based on power flow. The open-circuit Z-parameters and the short-circuit Y-parameters are used in many of the circuit computer-aided design (CAD) programs. We can calculate the network parameters of circuits made from well-known components such as resistors, capacitors, and inductors. However, the circuit parameters of transistors and other types of semiconductors must be measured. As frequencies rise, it becomes increasingly difficult to measure voltage and current on the ports of a circuit.

Chapter Contents:

  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Transmission Lines
  • 3.3 Introduction to the Smith Chart
  • 3.4 Wave Vectors and S-Parameters
  • 3.5 Microstrip Transmission Lines
  • 3.6 Summary
  • 3.7 Problems
  • 3.8 References

Inspec keywords: capacitors; inductors; circuit CAD; S-parameters; resistors

Other keywords: inductors; capacitors; open-circuit Z-parameters; CAD; circuit computer-aided design; short-circuit Y-parameters; resistors; S-parameters; circuit parameters; power flow

Subjects: Computer-aided circuit analysis and design

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