s2rlgc

Convert S-parameters to RLGC transmission line parameters

Syntax


rlgc_params = s2rlgc(s_params,length,freq,z0)
rlgc_params = s2rlgc(s_params,length,freq)

Description

rlgc_params = s2rlgc(s_params,length,freq,z0) transforms multi-port S-parameter data into a frequency-domain representation of an RLGC transmission line.

rlgc_params = s2rlgc(s_params,length,freq) transforms multi-port S-parameter data into RLGC transmission line parameters using a reference impedance of 50 Ω.

Input Arguments

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Specify a 2N-by-2N-by-M array of S-parameters to transform into RLGC transmission line parameters. The following figure describes the port ordering convention assumed by the function.

The function assumes that:

  • Each 2N-by-2N matrix consists of N input terminals and N output terminals.

  • The first N ports (1 through N) of the S-parameter matrix are input ports.

  • The last N ports (N + 1 through 2N) are output ports.

To reorder ports before using this function, use the snp2smp function.

Specify the length of the transmission line in meters.

Specify the vector of M frequencies over which the S-parameter array s_params is defined.

Reference impedance in ohms, specified as a scalar, of the resulting S-parameters.

Output Arguments

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The output rlgc_params is structure whose fields are N-by-N-by-M arrays of transmission line parameters. Each of the M N-by-N matrices correspond to a frequency in the input vector freq.

  • rlgc_params.R is an array of distributed resistances, in units of Ω/m. The matrices are real symmetric, the diagonal terms are nonnegative, and the off-diagonal terms are nonnegative.

  • rlgc_params.L is an array of distributed inductances, in units of H/m. The matrices are real symmetric, the diagonal terms are positive, and the off-diagonal terms are nonnegative.

  • rlgc_params.G is an array of distributed conductances, in units of S/m. The matrices are real symmetric, the diagonal terms are nonnegative, and the off-diagonal terms are nonpositive.

  • rlgc_params.C is an array of distributed capacitances, in units of F/m. The matrices are real symmetric, the diagonal terms are positive, and the off-diagonal terms are nonpositive.

  • rlgc_params.Zc is an array of complex characteristic line impedances, in ohms.

  • rlgc_params.alpha is an array of real attenuation coefficients, in units of Np/m.

  • rlgc_params.beta is an array of real phase constants, in units of rad/m.

Examples

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Define the s-parameters.

s_11 = 0.000249791883190134 - 9.42320545953709e-005i;
s_12 = 0.999250283783862 -  0.000219770154524734i;
s_21 = 0.999250283783863 -  0.000219770154524756i;
s_22 = 0.000249791883190079 - 9.42320545953931e-005i;
s_params = [s_11,s_12; s_21,s_22];

Specify the length, frequency of operation, and impedance of the transmission line.

length = 1e-3;
freq = 1e9;
z0 = 50;

Convert from s-parameters to rlgc-parameters.

rlgc_params = s2rlgc(s_params,length,freq,z0)
rlgc_params = struct with fields:
        R: 50.0000
        L: 1.0000e-09
        G: 0.0100
        C: 1.0000e-12
    alpha: 0.7265
     beta: 0.2594
       Zc: 63.7761 -14.1268i

More About

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RLCG Transmission Line Model

The following figure illustrates the RLGC transmission line model.

The representation consists of:

  • The distributed resistance, R, of the conductors, represented by a series resistor.

  • The distributed inductance, L, of the conductors, represented by a series inductor.

  • The distributed conductance, G, between the two conductors, represented by a shunt resistor.

  • The distributed capacitance, C, between the two conductors, represented by a shunt capacitor.

RLGC component units are all per unit length Δx.

References

[1] Degerstrom, M.J., Gilbert, B.K., and Daniel, E.S . "Accurate resistance, inductance, capacitance, and conductance (RLCG) from uniform transmission line measurements."Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging. IEEE-EPEP, 18th Conference, 27–29 October 2008, pp. 77–80.

[2] Sampath, M.K. "On addressing the practical issues in the extraction of RLGC parameters for lossy multi-conductor transmission lines using S-parameter models." Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging,. IEEE-EPEP, 18th Conference, 27–29 October 2008, pp. 259–262.

[3] Eisenstadt, W. R., and Eo, Y. "S-parameter-based IC interconnect transmission line characterization," IEEE Transactions on Components, Hybrids, and Manufacturing Technology. Vol. 15, No. 4, August 1992, pp. 483–490.

See Also

Introduced in R2011b