I'm looking for a PSpice transmission line part that includes resistance, inductance, conductance (between the conductors) and also mutual inductance between multiple transmission lines.
I can't use TLOSSY because its behavior is unstable under certain conditions that I need to simulate (e.g. 1 Meg Ohm resistor in series with one of the inputs simulating a break in the circuit). To my understanding, the distributed transmission line TLOSSY (and T) use an equation to relate the ports to each other (they are not actually electrically connected).
TLUMPx would be an ideal choice, except that the Kcouple2 won't couple TLUMPx's together (I think Kcouple2 works with the distributed transmission lines T and TLOSSY only).
T2coupled, T3coupled, etc... look promising, but I can see only a single field for mutual inductance Lm, and I need different values of Lm for different combinations of pairs of lines. I also need to couple 6 lines to each other, whereas T5coupled (couples 5 lines) is the highest in the TLINE library.
I've been working on this for several days and need to come up with a solution soon. Any suggestions will be gratefully received!
Is there a PSpice part that will model L, R, G and Lm? Or will I have to create a new custom part?
Take a look in the tline.lib, (tools\pspice\library directory of the installation), you probably want to take a copy for your own use, or copy a section of interest to a text file as the basis for your own LIB file. The "common" Lm is a characteristic of the provided coupled parts ** and does appear to be a limitation of the implementation of the t<n>coupled parts. I don't know if it would be possible to create a custom part that implements differing LM between the lines, in any case, see the limitations in the tline.lib file and reference the Transmission line section of the PSpice Reference Manual to see what the capabilities of the inbuilt fundamental models are.