[SI-LIST] Re: Mounting pad Design??

Kevin,

Without using a 3D or planar fullwave solver, the easiest solution is to 
model footprint pads as small sections of transmission line, using a 2D 
quasi-static solver to create an RLGC matrix for the various 
cross-sections of the pad.

regards,

scott


Kevin Buchanan wrote:

>Hello All:
>
>   I'm a student at UMass and am looking for a source
>of info to find out how to determine the impedance
>of a footprint pad. 
>
>   What I'm looking for is pointers to reference material or
>paper(s) on launch design.
>
>   I would like to do some reading on the subject
>particularly as it applies to connector footprints.
>
>Thank you,
>
>Buck...
>
>   
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