CHAPTER 12S-Parameters for Signal-Integrity Applications
A new revolution hit the signal-integrity field when signal bandwidths exceeded the 1 GHz mark. The rf world of radar and communications has been dealing with these frequencies and higher for more than 50 years. It is no wonder that many of the engineers entering the GHz regime of signal integrity came from the rf or microwave world and brought with them many of the analysis techniques common to this world. One of these techniques is the use of S-parameters.
Though S-parameters are a technique with origins in the frequency domain, some of the principles and formalism can also be applied to the time domain. They have become the new universal standard to describe the behavior of any ...