Thermodynamics and Energy


An Equivalent Circuit Modeling Self Heating Induced InterModulation Distortion in Microwave Interconnects

Authors: Sai Venkatesh Balasubramanian

Self-heating is an undesirable phenomenon, causing intermodulation distortion in RF frequencies. The theories pertinent to passive electrothermal theory are studied, and the phenomenon giving rise to self-heating is represented as an RC equivalent circuit. After validation of the model with established experimental observations, the model is applied to various microwave transmission line configurations (coplanar and microstrip) considering various material configurations. After extracting certain useful inferences, the model is applied to smart materials such as Titanium Dioxide.

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[v1] 2015-10-28 09:21:37

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