Computer-aided analysis and design of a planar multilayer Marchand balun Academic Article uri icon


  • Analytical expressions for the scattering (S) parameters for a planar multilayer Marchand balun, constructed of broadside-coupled microstriplines are derived for the first time, based on the coupled-line quasi-TEM normal mode parameters. New design equations and a new design procedure for the balun based on the derived S-parameters and a circuit synthesis technique are presented. Calculated results for a GaAs microwave monolithic integrated circuit balun designed by this procedure are compared to a general full-wave planar analysis, and good performance and agreement are obtained. 1994 IEEE

published proceedings

  • IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques

altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Schwindt, R., & Nguyen, C.

citation count

  • 32

complete list of authors

  • Schwindt, R||Nguyen, Cam

publication date

  • July 1994