Re: [SI-LIST] : TDR formula

Mike Jenkins (jenkins@lsil.com)
Tue, 29 Jul 1997 18:20:05 -0700

For what it's worth, the inductance of a series transmission line
discontinuity can be calculated from the AREA of the reflected TDR
pulse, avoiding the need to estimate risetime. The formula is:

L = 2*Zo*AREA (AREA is in units of time, since rho
(reflection coef.) is dimensionless)

This is exact, and is a result of the LaPlace final value theorem.

Mike

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