Accession Number:

ADA234194

Title:

De-Embedding Millimeter-Wave Integrated Circuits with TRL

Descriptive Note:

Technical document

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Through the use of a modification of the TRL Through-Reflect-Line method, integrated circuits contained within transitions have been successfully de-embedded. Two waveguide-to-suspended-substrate fixtures of different lengths were fabricated on a computer-controlled mill. Printed circuit waveguide probes were intentionally shortended to make them very reactive. Transmission and reflection measurement of a filter placed between the probes highlight the differences between measured and de-embedded results. This report reviews the theory behind TRL, explains the modifications used, and presents a computer program to de-embedded measurements from a Wiltron 360 network analyzer.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE