Further Reading

Bowick C (2008) RF Circuit Design. Newnes.

Gustrau F, Manteuffel D (2006) EM Modeling of Antennas and RF Components for Wireless Communication Systems. Springer.

Hagen, JB (2009) Radio-Frequency Electronics: Circuits and Applications. Cambridge University Press.

IMST GmbH (2010) Empire: Users Guide. IMST GmbH.

Kark K (2010) Antennen und Strahlungsfelder. Vieweg.

Ludwig R, Bogdanov G (2008) RF Circuit Design: Theory and Applications. Prentice Hall.

Meinke H, Gundlach FW (1992) Taschenbuch der Hochfrequenztechnik. Springer.

Pozar DM (2005) Microwave Engineering. John Wiley & Sons.

Zinke O, Brunswig H (2000) Hochfrequenztechnik 1. Springer

1 At this point we restrict ourself to TEM waves. In later chapters we will see that higher order modes may exist. These modes depend on geometry and material properties and they typically arise at higher frequencies, if the transverse dimensions of the line are on the order of the wavelength.

2 The unit of the attenuation constant α is 1/m or Neper/m. Neper is a pseudo-unit, meaning its value is one. Datasheets of technical transmission lines list α in dB/m (decibel per meter). We can easily convert the values by using the following equation: 1 Neper/m ≈ 8.686 dB/m.

3 Of course we have to ensure that the additional losses due to the increased length of line do not significantly degrade the transmitted signal.

4 This result may appear somewhat peculiar at a first glance: a short-circuited λ/4-line behaves like an open circuit. ...

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