- Volume 36D Issue 8
The only transmission characteristics in frequency domain is considered when using the tapered transmission line for wide-band impedance matching in MCM and MIC designs. In this paper, the distortion of an electrical pulse with rise/fall time resulting from dispersion and reflection as it propagates along a tapered microstrip line is investigated, and the delay time and distortion rate with respect to input and load impedances are analyzed on triangular and exponential tapered lines. A dispersion model of the phase constant proposed by Kirschning-Jansen is used to meet the frequency, accuracy and microstrip parametric requirements. The triangular tapered line shows both shorter delay time and higher distortion rate than those of the exponential tapered line. Furthermore, the amplitude of signal reflected from load point is calculated in time domain.