STAPER$ is an iCell. See “Intelligent Cells (iCells)” for more information.
|W1||Conductor width @ node 1||Length||W|
|W2||Conductor width @ node 2||Length||W|
|L||Length of taper||Length||L|
 User-modifiable default. Modify by editing under $DEFAULT_VALUES in the
 If only one SSUB is present in the schematic, this substrate is automatically used. If multiple SSUB substrate definitions are present, you must specify.
This is constructed out of a cascaded series of constant width Stripline transmission lines. The number of sections used is frequency-dependent and is constant as a function of the Length divided by the guided wavelength. The model assumes a TEM mode of propagation and incorporates the effects of dielectric and conductive losses. The parameters W1, W2 (Strip Widths) and L (Strip Length) are lengths entered in the default length units. The parameter SSUB specifies the Stripline Substrate element, which defines additional cross sectional parameters of the transmission line.
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:
Select the item in the layout.
Right-click and chooseto display the Cell Options dialog box.
Click the Layout tab and select a Line Type.
Clickto 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.
|Zo>94.25/(εr)1/2 (for T≠0)||1≤εr Required|
|T/B≤0.1 Recommended||Tand≥0 Required|
|Rho≤100 Recommended||Ang≤45 degs or L≥|W1-W2|/2|
Discontinuity models function most accurately when attached to lines that match their corresponding edges. Directly connecting discontinuity models to one another reduces their accuracy.
 Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Developed Model. The references for the straight section Stripline model are shown below.
 H.A. Wheeler, "Transmission-Line Properties of a Strip Line Between Parallel Planes", IEEE Trans on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. MTT-26, No. 11, November 1978 p.866-876
 S.B. Cohn, "Characteristic Impedance of the Shielded-Strip Transmission Line", IRE Transactions MTT, July 1954 p. 52-55
 H.A. Wheeler, "Formulas for the Skin Effect", Proceedings of the IRE September, 1942 p.412-424
 K.C. Gupta "Computer-Aided Design of Microwave Circuits", Artech House1981 p.60