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7, is a graph of the reflection coefficient in the polar plane. Phillip H. Smith invented this chart in the 1930s . Using the Smith Chart it’s very easy to convert impedances to reflection coefficients and vice versa. The Smith Chart represents the bilinear conformal transformation = (z − 1)/(z + 1) where z is the normalized impedance (Z/Z0 ). In other words, the Smith Chart is the transformation of the right part of the Z complex plane (only positive real parts of Z are considered) into a circle, where the infinite values for the real and imaginary parts of Z converge to the point (1, 0) on the transformed plane.
Often, it is desirable to consider devices with distributed behavior in the transmission line category of DUT. Device models describe the behavior of the circuit component either with a functional black-box with a network parameter description, through an equivalent circuit made up of a topology of ideal components arranged to mimic the device behavior, or some hybrid of the two. A so-called “compact” circuit model of a CMOS transistor can easily exceed 100 parameters defining the functioning behavior and combines lumped element topology modeling with special mathematical expressions.
6 Conclusions In this chapter the concepts of wave propagation along a transmission line, which are important when the excitation signal frequency increases to the RF and microwave regions, were revised. The representation of a generic linear n-port network in terms of scattering parameters was presented and the most important passive component for microwave measurements, the directional coupler, was described. There follow two Appendices, one on signal flow graphs and the other summarizing the types of transmission lines cited in this book.