Marchand Balun Design and Verification Using IE3D
This white paper details the design benefits of baluns in RF/MMIC circuit design using the development of the Marchand Balun as the learning vehicle. The Marchand Balun was picked as a demonstration vehicle because of its wide bandwidth compared to other circuit-element structures and its straightforward planar implementation. The Mentor Graphics IE3D electromagnetic design and verification solution is used to analyze and model the electrical behavior of this structure.
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