class, z0=None, w=3, h=1.6, t=None, ep_r=4.5, mu_r=1, diel='djordjevicsvensson', rho=1.68e-08, tand=0, rough=1.5e-07, disp='kirschningjansen', f_low=1000.0, f_high=1000000000000.0, f_epr_tand=1000000000.0, *args, **kwargs)[source]

Microstripline initializer

  • frequency (Frequency object) – frequency band of the media
  • z0 (number, array-like, or None) – the port impedance for media. Only needed if its different from the characterisitc impedance of the transmission
  • w (number, or array-like) – width of conductor, in m.
  • h (number, or array-like) – height of subtrate between ground plane and conductor, in m.
  • t (number, or array-like, optional) – conductor thickness, in m.
  • ep_r (number, or array-like) – relative permittivity of dielectric at frequency f_epr_tand
  • mu_r (number, or array-like) – relative permeability of dielectric (assumed frequency invariant)
  • diel (number, or array-like) – dielectric dispersion model: djordjevicsvensson or frequencyinvariant.
  • rho (number, or array-like, optional) – resistivity of conductor (None)
  • tand (number, or array-like) – dielectric loss factor at frequency f_epr_tand
  • rough (number, or array-like) – RMS rhougness of conductor in m.
  • disp (number, or array-like) – microstripline dispersion model in * kirschningjansen * hammerstadjensen * yamashita * kobayashi * none
  • f_low (number, or array-like) – lower frequency for wideband Debye Djordjevic/Svensson dielectric model
  • f_high (number, or array-like) – higher frequency for wideband Debye Djordjevic/Svensson dielectric model
  • f_epr_tand (number, or array-like) – measurement frequency for ep_r and tand of dielectric


G intermediary parameter.
Z0 Quasistatic characteristic impedance
Z0_f Frequency dependant characteristic impedance
alpha real (attenuation) component of gamma
alpha_conductor Losses due to conductor resistivity
alpha_dielectric Losses due to dielectric
beta imaginary (propagating) component of gamma
beta_phase Phase parameter
delta_w1 intermediary parameter.
delta_wr intermediary parameter.
ep_r_f Frequency dependant relative permittivity of dielectric
ep_reff Quasistatic effective relative permittivity of dielectric.
ep_reff_f Frequency dependant effective relative permittivity of dielectric, accounting for microstripline dispersion.
gamma Propagation constant
tand_f Frequency dependant dielectric loss factor
v_g Complex group velocity (in m/s)
v_p Complex phase velocity (in m/s)


__init__ Initialize self.
attenuator Ideal matched attenuator of a given length
capacitor Capacitor
delay_load Delayed load
delay_open Delayed open transmission line
delay_short Delayed Short
electrical_length calculates the electrical length for a given distance
extract_distance Determines physical distance from a transmission or reflection ntwk
impedance_mismatch Two-port network for an impedance mismatch
inductor Inductor
isolator two-port isolator
line Transmission line of a given length and impedance
load Load of given reflection coefficient.
lossless_mismatch Lossless, symmetric mismatch defined by its return loss
match Perfect matched load (\(\Gamma_0 = 0\)).
mode create another mode in this medium
open Open (\(\Gamma_0 = 1\))
random Complex random network.
resistor Resistor
short Short (\(\Gamma_0 = -1\))
shunt Shunts a Network
shunt_capacitor Shunted capacitor
shunt_delay_load Shunted delayed load
shunt_delay_open Shunted delayed open
shunt_delay_short Shunted delayed short
shunt_inductor Shunted inductor
splitter Ideal, lossless n-way splitter.
tee Ideal, lossless tee.
theta_2_d Converts electrical length to physical distance.
thru Matched transmission line of length 0.
to_meters Translate various units of distance into meters
white_gaussian_polar Complex zero-mean gaussian white-noise network.
write_csv write this media’s frequency,gamma,Z0, and z0 to a csv file.