I had started to learn the Sig Explorer on cadence. I had an idea on the losses and other terminology used in the signal analysis. I had simulated an basic RLC network with the IO pulse as Input and IO tristate as Output side and intermediately the Dummy Probe had kept and the losses calculated.
But When i want to simulate the RLC network with far network and near network, i had inserted the micro strip in between the two networks. An sample tuto had explained some of the things with micro strip, but my question is in case of any micro strip is inserted the losses at the output side will be more or less?
Then micro strip parameters are represented as Impedance and PropDelay, trace geometry , velocity.
What is the prop delay and Velocity?
Engineer PCB Design.
You need to study some transmission line theory. I'm feeling generous, normally with a question like this, I'd just post a link to your local university, instead here are the basics...
When you push an electron into a wire, another doesn't pop out of the other end instantly. There is a small delay.
The velocity of a microstrip structure on FR4 is *about* 180ps/inch.
So if your microstrip transmission line is 1 inch long, and you apply a 0-1V step at one end of the line at t=0s, you'll see that step appear at the other end at t=180ps.
You really need a book. It's a big subject.
In reply to Mike Veal:
Now only had started to learn about the microstrip lines with signal explorer.