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Airbridge with Optional Insulating Layer (Closed Form): ABRIDGE



ABRIDGE models a flat bond wire or a conducting strip (bridge) connecting two conducting pads or microstrip lines. Wire connects to pads by means of two cylindrical vias. Model accounts for insulating dielectric layer under the bridge and for underlying substrate.



Name Description Unit Type Default
ID Name Text TL1
W Bridge conductor width Length W[1]
L Bridge conductor length Length L[1]
D Via diameter Length W[1]
H Via/Insulating layer height Length W[1]
Er Dielectric constant of insulating layer   1
MSUB Substrate definition Text MSUB1[2]

[1] User-modifiable default. Modify by editing under $DEFAULT_VALUES in the default.lpf file in the root installation directory. See AWR Microwave Office Layout Guide for details.

[2] Modify only if schematic contains multiple substrates. See the “Using Elements With Model Blocks” for details.

Parameter Restrictions and Recommendations

ABRIDGE uses closed form models MLIN (microstrip line) and VIA, so all limitations of these models apply to ABRIDGE.


This element does not have an assigned layout cell. You can assign artwork cells to any element. See “Assigning Artwork Cells to Layout of Schematic Elements” for details.

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