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Semi-Discrete Finite Element Method Analysis of Microstrip Structures

  • Marat Davidovitz
  • Zhiqiang Wu
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Abstract

Numerical modeling and characterization of passive components for Microwave and Millimeter-wave Integrated Circuit (MMIC) applications is an active area of research at the present time. The requirements of versatility, accuracy and computational efficiency have been met only partially by the existing numerical solutions. Therefore these issues continue to motivate the development of new numerical techniques for MMIC component characterization.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marat Davidovitz
    • 1
  • Zhiqiang Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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