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Transmission lines in digital and analog electronic systems. Signal integrity and crosstalk. With CD-ROM. (English) Zbl 1220.94022
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons; Piscataway, NY: IEEE Press (ISBN 978-0-470-59230-4/hbk; 978-0-470-65141-4/ebook). xiv, 298 p. (2010).
This book is intended as a textbook for a senior/first year graduate-level course in transmission lines in electrical engineering and computer engineering curricula.
It is worth saying that it is also essential for industry professionals as a compact review of transmission line fundamentals. It consists of an introduction, two parts and an appendix. At the end of each part, some problems for solving are provided. The introduction contains the fundamental concepts of waves, wavelength, time delay and electrical dimensions, as well as the bandwidth of digital signals and its relation to pulse rise and fall time.
Part I contains two chapters covering two-conductor transmission lines and designing for signal integraty, addressing the time-domain analysis of those transmission lines and the corresponding analysis in the frequency domain.
The transmission-line equations are derived and solved and the important concept of characteristic impendence is covered. The important per-unit-length parameters of inductance and capacitance that distinguish one line from another are obtained for typical lines.
The terminal voltages and currents of lines with various source wave forms and resistive terminations are computed by hand via wave tracing.
This gives considerable insight into the general behaviour of transmission lines in terms of forward and backward traveling waves and their reflections. The effect of line losses, including the skin effect in the line conductors and dielectric losses in the surrounding dielectric, are increasingly becoming critical and their determined effects are discussed. Part I ends with 41 problems for solving at home.
In Part II, the author repeats these topics for three-conductor lines in terms of the important detrimental effects of crosstalk between transmission lines. He derives the transmission-line equations for three-conductor lossless line and also describes the important per-unit-length matrices of the inductance and capacitance. At the end of this chapter some numerical methods for computing the per-unit-length parameter matrices and a computer program are presented.
The appendix gives a brief tutorial of SPICE, which is used extensively throughout the book.
The book includes a CD-ROM with several computer programs used and described in the book for computing the per-unit-length parameter matrices and two MATLAB programs for computing the Fourier components of a digital wave form and two versions of SPICE.
It is worth emphasizing that the book contains a lot of examples illustrated with pictures. All mathematical calculations are performed clearly and in a very good manner. From this point of view, the book is very useful for students and teachers.
94A12 Signal theory (characterization, reconstruction, filtering, etc.)
94-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to information and communication theory
Matlab; OrCAD PSpice
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