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Ribbon Wire Ground Strap (Closed Form): Gnd_Strap




Name Description Unit Type Default
ID Element ID Text IC1
W Ribbon width Length 0 um
T Ribbon thickness Length 0 um
H Substrate thickness Length 0 um
Rho Resistivity relative to gold   0

Implementation Details

This circuit component models a ground conductor having a rectangular cross section. The model is implemented as a lumped element series inductor and resistor whose values are derived from the dimensions and resistivity of the ribbon.


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.


Recommended 0.005 ≤ W/T ≤ 200 Required
0 ≤ Rho ≤ 100 Recommended L/λo ≤0.2 Recommended

Recommendations for Use

Discontinuity models function most accurately when attached to lines that match their corresponding edges. Directly connecting discontinuity models to one another reduces their accuracy.


[1] Greenhouse, H.M, "Design of Planar Rectangular Microelectronic Inductors" IEEE Trans. on Parts, Hybrids and Packaging Vol PHP-10 No.2, June 1974 pp. 101-109

[2] U.S. Department of Commerce, Circular of the National Bureau of Standards C74, Radio Instruments and Measurements, "Calculation of Inductance", Jan 1, 1937

[3] Grover, F.W., "Inductance Calculations", Van Nostrand, Princeton, NJ 1946.

[4] Caulton, M., "Hybrid Integrated Lumped-Element Microwave Amplifiers" IEEE Trans on Electron Devices, Vol ED-15, July 1968, pp.459-466

[5] Wadell, Brian C. "Transmission Line Design Handbook" Artech 1991

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