Re: [SI-LIST] : signal propagation questions

Christian Schuster (schuster@iis.ee.ethz.ch)
Wed, 17 Mar 1999 09:58:18 +0100

Leesa Noujeim wrote:
>
> Should I use a full-wave field solver on the entire
> structure? Can I partition the problem into two vias
> and a transmission line, solve statically, then use
> spice? Or can I use some closed-form approximations?
>
> All suggestions are most welcome. Thanks!
>
> Leesa Noujeim
> Sun Microsystems
>

Hi,

I can't say that one couldn't tackle the problem by
partitioning and/or using SPICE but it seems to me that
the full-wave method FDTD is appropriate to answer
at least some of your questions. FDTD is most efficient
for high-frequency problems and is capable of
handling lumped elements like voltage sources and
resistors.

Best regards,

Ch. Schuster

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