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Transmission Lines, Matching, and Crosstalk

1st Edition

By Kenneth L. Kaiser

CRC Press

448 pages | 150 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2005-09-20
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In chapters culled from the popular and critically acclaimed Electromagnetic Compatibility Handbook, Transmission Lines, Matching, and Crosstalk provides a tightly focused, convenient, and affordable reference for those interested primarily in this subset of topics. Author Kenneth L. Kaiser demystifies transmission lines, matching, and crosstalk and explains the source and limitations of the approximations, guidelines, models, and rules-of-thumb used in this field. The material is presented in a unique question-and-answer format that gets straight to the heart of each topic. The book includes numerous examples and uses Mathcad to generate all of the figures and many solutions to equations. In many cases, the entire Mathcad program is provided.

Table of Contents


Electrical Length vs. Physical Length

Standing Waves

Antenna Effects and Effective Permittivity

Unshielded Conductor Radiation

PCB Trace Radiation

Electrically-Large Ca

Properties of Electrically-Small Metallic Objects


Purpose of a Cable

High-Fidelity Speaker Wire Candidates

Selecting the Cable Model

Failure of the Lumped-Circuit Model

Characteristic Impedance

Characteristic Impedance of a dc Power Bus

Reducing the Characteristic Impedance

Influence of Dielectric Constant

Coax and Twin-Lead

Thinly Coated Twin-Lead

Beads in Coax

Dielectric Resistance and Insulators

Cable Capacitance and Audio Cables

Grounding Strap Impedance

ESD Signal Wire Guideline

Twisted Pair

When the Line Can Be Ignored

Line Resonance

Multiple Receiver Loading

Proximity Effect

Characteristic Impedance Formula


Voltage Reflection and Transmission Coefficients

Impedance Mismatch


The Cost of a VSWR > 1

Distinguishing between the Load and Source

Transient and Steady-State Input Impedance

Transient Reflections

Matching at the Receiver and its Cost

Shunt Matching with Distributed Receivers

Microstrip Branching

Shunt Diode Matching

Shunt RC Matching

Matching at the Driver and its Cost

Series Matching with Multiple Receivers

Effects of Nonzero Source and Load Reflection Coefficients

Signal Bounce as a Function of Time

Settling Time

Settling Time vs Reflection Coefficient

Receiver Voltage when Rise Time = Line Delay

Receiver Voltage when Rise Time

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