PCB Simulation (ILV)

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Specialization AreaEmbedded Systems
Course numberM2.05282.31.551
Course code
Curriculum2016
Semester of degree program Semester 3
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
SPPW2,0
ECTS credits2,5
Language of instruction English

The students should have a clear understanding of the simulation techniques of electromagnetic fields on PCBs. Design methodologies for PCBs to avoid crosstalk and ensure signal integrity are well known.

The course starts with a discussion of wave propagation in free space and media. Next, wave propagation in transmission lines will discussed in frequency domain and in time domain. It follows an introduction to the field simulation tool HFSS. Using HFSS, the electromagnetic fields of a set of PCB structures will be simulated. The scattering parameters as well as the Z-parameters of the structures will be calculated.

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Stephen h.Hall, Garrett W. Hall, James A. McCall, A Handbook of Interconnect Theory and Dsign Practice, Jhon WILEY & Sons, INC. 2000
Klaus Kark, Antennen und Strahlungsfelder, VIEWEG 2004