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(Obsolete) Microstrip Bend Mitered Arbitrary Angle (Closed Form): MBEND

Symbol

Summary

This element is OBSOLETE and is replaced by the Microstrip Bend Mitered 90deg (EM Based) (MBEND90X) element if ANG is set to "90 Deg", otherwise it is replaced by the Microstrip Bend Optimally Mitered Arbitrary Angle (Closed Form) (MBENDA) element.

Topology

Parameters

MBEND$ is a Microstrip iCell and has no parameters. See “Intelligent Cells (iCells)” for more information.

Name Description Unit Type Default
ID Name Text TL1
W Conductor width Length W[1]
ANG Angle of bend Angle 90 Deg
M Miter size   0
MSUB Substrate definition Text MSUB#[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.

Implementation Details

MSUB indicates the name of the MSUB element to use for substrate characteristics. If blank, a default is used. The reference planes for the nodes are indicated by the dashed lines. The width of the line at both nodes is given by W. The amount of bend is given by ANG. The bend is mitered according to M, defined as M = x/d with the dimensions related by

Layout

This element uses line types to determine its layout. By default, the layout uses the first line type defined in your Layout Process File (LPF). You can change the element to use any of the line types configured in your process:

  1. Select the item in the layout.

  2. Right-click and choose Shape Properties to display the Cell Options dialog box.

  3. Click the Layout tab and select a Line Type.

  4. Click OK to use the new line type in the layout.

See “Cell Options Dialog Box: Layout Tab ” for Cell Options dialog box Layout tab details.

See “The Layout Process File (LPF)” for more information on editing Layout Process Files (LPFs) and to learn about adding or editing line types.

Reference

[1] B. Wadell, Transmission Line Design Handbook, p. 294,1991.

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