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A class for computer-aided design and measurement of microstrip circuits

Rutledge, David and Compton, Richard and Williams, Wyman and Popović, Zorana and Potter, Kent (1987) A class for computer-aided design and measurement of microstrip circuits. In: 1987 Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 343-346.

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We are developing an innovative microwave-integrated-circuits class at Caltech that uses personal computers to design and analyze microstrip circuits, and to make the artwork and measurements. We have written an interactive microwave computer-aided-design program, Puff, that is quite fast at laying out and analyzing microstrip circuits. The students fabricate a different circuit each week and test them on a network analyzer controlled by a personal computer. The fabrication and measurement process is streamlined so that it all can be done in a single three-hour lab period.

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Additional Information:© 1987 IEEE. We appreciate the suggestions of our students, who have been enthusiastic in spite of teething problems with the software and the network analyzer. We appreciate discussions with Professor Neville Luhmann at UCLA, who has started a more ambitious two-term course with a similar philosophy. We are grateful for the donation of a sweep oscillator and a noise-figure meter, arranged by Weldon Jackson at Hewlett Packard, for Duroid substrates, arranged by Sharon Aspden at the Rogers Corporation, and for personal computers from IBM. The National Science Foundation supported Puff’s development, and Caltech’s Program in Advanced Technology supported the sampled-line network analyzer work.
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Official Citation:D. Rutledge, R. Compton, W. Williams, Z. Popovic and K. Potter, "A class for computer-aided design and measurement of microstrip circuits," 1987 Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, 1987, pp. 343-346. doi: 10.1109/APS.1987.1150017
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