Broadband resonant-plate permittivity measurement technique for printed wiring boards aided by electromagnetic simulations

Bart O. McCoy, Benjamin R. Buhrow, Barry K. Gilbert, Erik S. Daniel

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a measurement technique for extracting complex permittivity in the range of 2-30 GHz from coupons manufactured on printed wiring boards (PWBs), with the goal of obtaining causal, frequency-dependent dielectric properties needed for high-speed transmission line modeling. This measurement method employs resonant-plate coupon structures and an analytic solution to the Helmholtz equation to calculate the relative permittivity (D K) and the loss tangent (D F) across a continuous range of frequencies. Simulations from a 3D structure simulator help decompose the total loss tangent into dielectric, radiation and conduction loss components. Hardware validation measurements are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Engineering Consortium - DesignCon 2008
Pages1286-1310
Number of pages25
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
EventDesignCon 2008 - Santa Clara, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 4 2008Feb 7 2008

Publication series

NameInternational Engineering Consortium - DesignCon 2008

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OtherDesignCon 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Clara, CA
Period2/4/082/7/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    McCoy, B. O., Buhrow, B. R., Gilbert, B. K., & Daniel, E. S. (2008). Broadband resonant-plate permittivity measurement technique for printed wiring boards aided by electromagnetic simulations. In International Engineering Consortium - DesignCon 2008 (pp. 1286-1310). (International Engineering Consortium - DesignCon 2008).