Experimental characterization and numerical modeling approach of meander delay lines

Toshio Sudo, Junichi Kudo, Yakushi Ko, Kenji Ito

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This paper reports experimental characterization of meander lines with different segment lengths and different pitches in two signal line structures: a microstrip line structure and a stripline structure. TDR measurement results showed that larger discontinuities were observed for the microstrip line structure than that for the stripline structure. TDT measurement results showed slightly faster propagation delay for the tightly coupled meander lines for the both signal structures. S-parameter measurement showed the stop band in the microstrip line structure. However, it is found that such stop bands were not observed in the stripline structure. Pulse transmission property also showed larger signal distortion for the tightly coupled meander line at 1GHz. Furthermore, numerical modeling of meander line was executed by using a commercial code of FDTD. It is founded that electromagnetic radiation occurs at the stop band due to the half-wave resonance of the coupled segment length of the microstrip meander line.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-715
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Event2002 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: 2002 Aug 192002 Aug 23


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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