Main Content

Transmission Lines

Microstrip lines, coplanar waveguides

Use the transmission line objects and functions to create and visualize different types of transmission lines used on a printed circuit board (PCB).

RF and microwave transmission lines connect different components on a PCB board. They allow signals to flow between the components. There are various types of transmission lines and they all have unique geometries and satisfy different requirements when used on a PCB. A well-designed transmission line reduces the insertion loss in an RF system and improves the circuit performance.

Objects

coplanarWaveguideCreate coplanar waveguide transmission line
microstripLineCreate transmission line in microstrip form
coupledMicrostripLineCreate coupled microstrip transmission line

Functions

showDisplay PCB component structure or PCB shape
infoDisplay information about PCB component structure
pcbcascadeCreate new component using cascade operation
shapesExtract all metal layer shapes of PCB component

Featured Examples