A De-Embedding Technique of a Three-Port Network with Two Ports Coupled

  • Pu, Bo ;
  • Kim, Jonghyeon ;
  • Nah, Wansoo
  • Received : 2015.01.29
  • Accepted : 2015.09.17
  • Published : 2015.10.31


A de-embedding method for multiport networks, especially for coupled odd interconnection lines, is presented in this paper. This method does not require a conversion from S-parameters to T-parameters, which is widely used in the de-embedding technique of multiport networks based on cascaded simple two-port relations, whereas here, we apply an operation to the S-matrix to generate all the uncoupled and coupled coefficients. The derivation of the method is based on the relations of incident and reflected waves between the input of the entire network and the input of the intrinsic device under test (DUT). The characteristics of the intrinsic DUT are eventually achieved and expressed as a function of the S-parameters of the whole network, which are easily obtained. The derived coefficients constitute ABCD-parameters for a convenient implementation of the method into cascaded multiport networks. A validation was performed based on a spice-like circuit simulator, and this verified the proposed method for both uncoupled and coupled cases.


Coupled Lines;De-Embedding Method;Multiport Network;Odd Number Ports


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Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)