Re: transmission line text

Larry Smith (ldsmith@faithful-188)
Mon, 10 Jun 1996 08:52:20 -0700

For a good overview of transmission lines in the 1990's compute
environment, take a look at chapter 6 of:

Circuits, Interconnections, and Packaging for VLSI
H.B. Bakoglu
Addison-Wesley, 1990

For a derivation of transmission line equations from both a
circuits and electromagnetics perspective, try Kraus. He
develops the concept of 'field cells' that enables you to just
look at a transmission line crossection and mentally calculate
the impedance. He develops the concepts of inductance and
capacitance and gives a lot of insight into how transmission
lines operate and why. I'd recommend the classic:

John D. Kraus
McGraw-Hill, 1992, 1984, 1973, 1953.

The 1992 version is well illustrated.

Larry Smith
Sun Microsystems

> I'm looking for a good introductory text on transmission
> line theory. I'm really interested in one that addresses
> the topics of analytical and numerical transient solution
> methods. It doesn't have to be anything fancy, just the
> next step beyond bounce diagrams, i.e. how does the
> transmission line respond when I hit it with a non-zero
> risetime or a driver with some realistic output impedance?
> A good section on transforming between frequency and time
> domains would be helpful, too.