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RLCG Transmission Line

Model RLCG transmission line

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Description

The RLCG Transmission Line block models the RLCG transmission line described in the block dialog box in terms of its frequency-dependent resistance, inductance, capacitance, and conductance. The transmission line, which can be lossy or lossless, is treated as a two-port linear network.

Cross-section of RLGC transmission line

where z′ = z + Δz.

To learn how you can use RLCG Transmission Line block to create baseband equivalent model, see Create Complex Baseband-Equivalent Model.

Parameters

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Main

Resistance of the RLGC transmission lines, specified as a scalar in ohms/meters.

Inductance of the RLGC transmission lines, specified as a scalar in henries/meters.

Capacitance of the RLGC transmission lines, specified as a scalar in farad/meters

Conductance of the RLGC transmission lines, specified as a scalar in siemens per meter.

Vector of frequency values at which the resistance, inductance, capacitance, and conductance values are known.

Method to interpolate the network parameters, specified as one of the following:

MethodDescription
LinearLinear interpolation
SplineCubic spline interpolation
CubicPiecewise cubic Hermite interpolation

Physical length of the transmission line, specified as a scalar in meters.

The block enables you to model the transmission line as a stub or as a stubless line.

Stubless transmission Line

  • Not a stubNot a stub

    If you model a coaxial transmission line as stubless line, the Coaxial Transmission Line block first calculates the ABCD-parameters at each frequency contained in the modeling frequencies vector. It then uses the abcd2s function to convert the ABCD-parameters to S-parameters. For more information, see Stub Mode - Not a Stub.

Shunt Transmission Line

  • Shunt—This parameter provides a two-port network that consists of a stub transmission line that you can terminate with either a short circuit or an open circuit as shown in these diagrams.

    Shunt transmission line

    Zin is the input impedance of the shunt circuit. The ABCD-parameters for the shunt stub are calculated as

    A=1B=0C=1/ZinD=1

Series Transmission Line

  • Series—This mode parameter provides a two-port network that consists of a series transmission line that you can terminate with either a short circuit or an open circuit as show in these diagrams.

    Series transmission line

    Zin is the input impedance of the series circuit. The ABCD-parameters for the series stub are calculated as

    A=1B=ZinC=0D=1

Stub termination for stub modes Shunt and Series. Choices are Open or Short

Dependencies

To enable this parameter, select Shunt or Series in Stub mode

Visualization

Frequency data source, specified as User-specified.

Frequency data range, specified as a vector in hertz.

Reference impedance, specified as a nonnegative scalar in ohms.

Type of data plot to visualize using the given data, specified as one of the following:

  • X-Y plane — Generate a Cartesian plot of the data versus frequency. To create linear, semilog, or log-log plots, set the Y-axis scale and X-axis scale accordingly.

  • Composite data — Plot the composite data. For more information, see Create Plots.

  • Polar plane — Generate a polar plot of the data. The block plots only the range of data corresponding to the specified frequencies.

  • Z smith chart, Y smith chart, and ZY smith chart — Generate a Smith® chart. The block plots only the range of data corresponding to the specified frequencies.

Type of parameters to plot, specified as one of the following.

S11S12S21S22
GroupDelayGammaInGammaOutVSWRIn
VSWROutOIP3IIP3NF
NFactorNTempTF1TF2
TF3GtGaGp
GmagGmsgGammaMSGammaML
KDeltaMuMuPrime

Note

Y parameter1 is disabled when you select Plot type to Composite data.

Type of parameters to plot, specified as one of the following.

S11S12S21S22
GroupDelayGammaInGammaOutVSWRIn
VSWROutOIP3IIP3NF
NFactorNTempTF1TF2
TF3GtGaGp
GmagGmsgGammaMSGammaML
KDeltaMuMuPrime

Note

Y parameter2 is disabled when you select Plot type to Composite data.

Plot format, specified as one of the following.

Y parameter1Y format1
S11, S12, S21, S22, GammaIn, GammaOut, TF1, TF2, TF3, GammaMS, GammaML, and Delta.dB, Magnitude (decibels), Abs, Mag, Magnitude (linear), Angle, Angle(degrees), Angle(radians), Real, Imag, and Imaginary.
GroupDelayns, us, ms, s, and ps.
VSWRIn and VSWROut.Magnitude (decibels) and None.
OIP3 and IIP3.dBm, W, and mW.
NF dB and Magnitude (decibels).
NFactor, K, Mu, and MuPrime.None
NTempKelvin
Gt, Ga, Gp, Gmag, and Gmsg.dB, Magnitude (decibels), and None.

Dependencies

To enable Y format1, set Plot type to X-Y plane.

Plot format, specified as one of the following.

Y parameter2Y format2
S11, S12, S21, S22, GammaIn, GammaOut, TF1, TF2, TF3, GammaMS, GammaML, and Delta.dB, Magnitude (decibels), Abs, Mag, Magnitude (linear), Angle, Angle(degrees), Angle(radians), Real, Imag, and Imaginary.
GroupDelayns, us, ms, s, and ps.
VSWRIn and VSWROut.Magnitude (decibels) and None.
OIP3 and IIP3.dBm, W, and mW.
NF dB and Magnitude (decibels).
NFactor, K, Mu, and MuPrime.None
NTempKelvin
Gt, Ga, Gp, Gmag, and Gmsg.dB, Magnitude (decibels), and None.

Dependencies

To enable Y format2, set Plot type to X-Y plane.

Frequency plot, specified as Freq.

Frequency plot format, specified as one of the following.

AutoHzkHzMHz
GHzTHz  

Y-axis scale, specified as Linear or Log.

Dependencies

To enable this parameter, set Plot type to X-Y plane.

X-axis scale, specified as Linear or Log.

Dependencies

To enable this parameter, set Plot type to X-Y plane.

Plot the specified data using the plot button.

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References

[1] Pozar, David M. Microwave Engineering. Hobken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005.

Introduced in R2009a