Title

Design Criteria and Error Sensitivity of Time-Domain Channel Characterization (TCC) for Asymmetry Fixture De-Embedding

Abstract

Time-domain channel characterization (TCC) for de-embedding of an asymmetric fixture is introduced. Two design criteria for the design of a 2x-thru are proposed. Error sensitivity regarding a small error in the S-parameters of the 1x-fixture is analyzed with an insertion loss error-coefficient and a return loss error-coefficient. The TCC procedure, including proposed design criteria and error sensitivity, is also introduced to reduce the error in the TCC application. Three different 2x-thru structures are investigated for the verification of the two proposed design criteria and analyzed for error sensitivity. Test fixtures on a printed circuit boards are fabricated for the experimental verification.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Center for High Performance Computing Research

Keywords and Phrases

Design; Fixtures (tooling); Printed circuit boards; Printed circuits; Scattering parameters; Channel characterization; De-embedding; Design criteria; Error coefficient; Error sensitivity; Experimental verification; Return loss; Test fixture; Errors

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

189375

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2015 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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