Masters Theses


Amendra Koul


"Analysis of printed circuit board (PCB) behavior in a wide frequency range from tens MHz to at least 40 GHz is very important for modern high-speed digital design and assuring for signal integrity (SI). this analysis includes preliminary evaluation of per-unit-length parameters of the PCB transmission line and transmission line characteristics, such as propagation and attenuation constants, and also extraction of these parameters from measurements on real test vehicles. This thesis describes an impedance calculator tool, which can substantially speed up PCB design, and the second topic considered in this work is characterization of dielectric parameters of substrates of printed circuit boards. The latter includes study of the effect of conductor surface roughness on the extracted material parameters of dielectrics. A new method to separate conductor loss from dielectric loss in rough PCB's is proposed"--Abstract, page iv.


Koledintseva, Marina

Committee Member(s)

Fan, Jun, 1971-
Drewniak, James L.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2010

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Developing an SI toolset for engineering design discovery, physical insight, and education
  • Improved technique for extracting parameters of low-loss dielectrics on printed circuit boards
  • Differential method for separating dielectric and rough conductor losses in printed circuit boards


x, 72 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2010 Amendra Koul, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Printed circuits -- Testing
Signal integrity (Electronics)

Thesis Number

T 9675

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