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4.6: Summary

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    This chapter considered micostrip, the most important planar transmission line. At frequencies below \(1\text{ GHz}\), economics require that standard FR4 circuit boards be used. The weave of a conventional FR4 circuit board can be a significant fraction of critical transmission line dimensions and so affect electrical performance. Nonwoven substrates and sometimes hard substrates such as alumina ceramic, sapphire, or silicon crystal wafers are often required. These provide higher-dimensional tolerance than can be achieved using conventional woven FR4 substrates. In general, once a design has been optimized in fabrication so that the desired electrical characteristics are obtained, microwave circuits using planar transmission lines can be cheaply and repeatably manufactured in volume.


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