14th International Zurich Symposium and Te chnical Exhibition on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Zurich, Switzerland, Feb. 20-22, 2001

Full-Wave Analysis of Delay Lines

Omar M. Ramahi
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Bruce Archambeault
RTP, NC 27709


As processor and clock frequency increases, conventional circuits such as delay lines have to be considered as distributed elements. Consequently, classical analytic and semi-analytic techniques that predict delay line behavior be-come ineffective, thus making the use of full-wave modeling essential. In this work, the three-dimensional full-wave Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) code is used for analyzing delay lines. Results are presented showing the spurious time-advance phenomenon that results from the synchronous coupling due to the line topology.

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