# Math Help

## An Engineers Quick References to Mathematics

## Algebra Help Math Sheet

This algebra reference sheet contains the following algebraic operations addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. It also contains associative, commutative, and distributive properties. There are example of arithmetic operations as well as properties of exponents, radicals, inequalities, absolute values, complex numbers, logarithms, and polynomials. This sheet also contains many common factoring examples. There is a description of the quadratic equation as well as step by step instruction to complete the square.

Download PDF Download Image## Geometry Math Sheet

This geometry help reference sheet contains the circumference and area formulas for the following shapes: square, rectangle, circle, triangle, parallelogram, and trapezoid. It also includes the area of a circular ring as well as the area and segment length of a circular sector. This reference sheet contains formulas for area and volume of rectangular box, cube, and cylinder. This math help sheet also includes the area, side length, and volume of a right circular cone, as well as the volume of a frustum of a cone.

Download PDF Download Image## Trigonometry Definition Math Sheet

This trigonometry definition help sheet contains right triangle definitions for sine, cosine, tangent, cosecant, secant, and cotangent. It also contains the unit circle definitions for all trig functions. This sheet describes the range, domain and period for each of the trig functions. There is also a description of inverse trig function notation as well as domain and range.

Download PDF Download Image## Trigonometry Laws and Identities Math Sheet

This trigonometry laws and identities help sheet contains the law of cosines, law of sines, and law of tangents. It also contains the following identities: tangent identities, reciprocal identities, Pythagorean identities, periodic identities, even/odd identities, double angle identities, half angle identities, product to sum identities, sum to product identities, sum/difference identities, and cofunction identities.

Download PDF Download Image## Calculus Derivatives and Limits Math Sheet

This calculus derivatives and limits help sheet contains the definition of a derivative, mean value theorem, and the derivative’s basic properties. There is a list of common derivative examples and chain rule examples. The following derivative rules are also described: product rule, quotient rule, power rule, chain rule, and L’Hopital’s rule. This sheet also contains properties of limits as well as examples of limit evaluations at infinity. A limit evaluation method for factoring is also included.

Download PDF Download Image## Calculus Integrals Math Sheet

This calculus integral reference sheet contains the definition of an integral and the following methods for approximating definite integrals: left hand rectangle, right hand rectangle, midpoint rule, trapezoid rule, and Simpson’s rule. There is a list of many common integrals. Also included in this reference sheet is nice table for trigonometric substation when using integrals. Integration by substitution is defined as well as the integration by parts.

Download PDF Download Image# Smith Chart

## Smith Chart Graph Paper

# Log-Log Graph Paper

## Log-Log Engineering Graph Paper

# Semi-Log Graph Paper

## Semi-Log Engineering Graph Paper

# Engineering Graph Paper

## General Purpose Engineering Graph Paper

# Calculus Integrals Math Sheet

## An Engineers Quick Calculus Integrals Reference

# Integrals

## Definition of an IntegralReturn to Top

The integral is a mathematical analysis applied to a function that results in the area bounded by the graph of the function, x axis, and limits of the integral. Integrals can be referred to as anti-derivatives, because the derivative of the integral of a function is equal to the function.

## PropertiesReturn to Top

## Common IntegralsReturn to Top

## Integration by SubstitutionReturn to Top

## Integration by PartsReturn to Top

## Integration by Trigonometric SubstitutionReturn to Top

Trigonometric identities can be use with integration substitution to simplify integrals. There are three common substitutions.

### First Trigonometric SubstitutionReturn to Top

To take advantage of the property

Substitute

After substitution

### Second Trigonometric SubstitutionReturn to Top

To take advantage of the property

Substitute

After substitute

### Third Trigonometric SubstitutionReturn to Top

To take advantage of the property

Substitute

After substitute

# Calculus Derivatives and Limits Math Sheet

## An Engineers Quick Calculus Derivatives and Limits Reference

# Limits Math Help

## Definition of LimitReturn to Top

The limit is a method of evaluating an expression as an argument approaches a value. This value can be any point on the number line and often limits are evaluated as an argument approaches infinity or minus infinity. The following expression states that as x approaches the value c the function approaches the value L.

## Right Hand LimitReturn to Top

The following expression states that as x approaches the value c and x > c the function approaches the value L.

## Left Hand LimitReturn to Top

The following expression states that as x approaches the value c and x < c the function approaches the value L.

## Limit at InfinityReturn to Top

The following expression states that as x approaches infinity, the value c is a very large and positive number, the function approaches the value L.

Also the limit as x approaches negative infinity, the value of c is a very large and negative number, is expressed below.

## Properties of LimitsReturn to Top

Given the following conditions:

The following properties exist:

## Limit Evaluation at +-InfinityReturn to Top

## Limit Evaluation MethodsReturn to Top

### Continuous FunctionsReturn to Top

If f(x) is continuous at a then:

### Continuous Functions and CompositionsReturn to Top

If f(x) is continuous at b:

### Factor and CancelReturn to Top

### L'Hospital's RuleReturn to Top

# Derivatives Math Help

## Definition of a DerivativeReturn to Top

The derivative is way to define how an expressions output changes as the inputs change. Using limits the derivative is defined as:

## Mean Value TheoremReturn to Top

This is a method to approximate the derivative. The function must be differentiable over the interval (a,b) and a < c < b.

## Basic ProperitesReturn to Top

If there exists a derivative for f(x) and g(x), and c and n are real numbers the following are true:

## Product RuleReturn to Top

The product rule applies when differentiable functions are multiplied.

## Quotient RuleReturn to Top

Quotient rule applies when differentiable functions are divided.

## Power RuleReturn to Top

The power rule applies when a differentiable function is raised to a power.

## Chain RuleReturn to Top

The chain rule applies when a differentiable function is applied to another differentiable function.

## Common DerivativesReturn to Top

## Chain Rule ExamplesReturn to Top

These are some examples of common derivatives that require the chain rule.

# Trigonometry Laws and Identities Math Sheet

## An Engineers Quick Trigonometry Laws and Identities Reference

# Trig Laws Math Help

## Law of SinesReturn to Top

## Law of CosinesReturn to Top

## Law of TangentsReturn to Top

## Mollweid's FormulaReturn to Top

# Trig Identities Math Help

## Tangent and Cotangent IdentitiesReturn to Top

## Reciprocal IdentitiesReturn to Top

## Pythagorean IdentitiesReturn to Top

## Even and Odd IdentitiesReturn to Top

## Periodic IdentitiesReturn to Top

## Double Angle IdentitiesReturn to Top

## Half Angle IdentitiesReturn to Top

## Sum and Difference IdentitiesReturn to Top

## Product to Sum IdentitiesReturn to Top

## Sum to Product IdentitiesReturn to Top

## Cofunction IdentitiesReturn to Top

# Trigonometry Definition Math Sheet

## An Engineers Quick Trigonometry Definition Reference

# Trig Definition Math Help

## Right Triangle DefinitionReturn to Top

To define the trigonometric functions of an angle theta assign one of the angles in a right triangle that value. The functions sine, cosine, and tangent can all be defined by using properties of a right triangle. A right triangle has one angle that is 90 degrees. The longest side of the triangle is the hypotenuse. The side opposite theta will be referred to as *opposite*. The other side next to theta will be referred to as *adjacent*. The following properties exist:

### Sine DefinitionReturn to Top

### Cosine DefinitionReturn to Top

### Tangent DefinitionReturn to Top

### Cosecant DefinitionReturn to Top

### Secant DefinitionReturn to Top

### Cotangent DefinitionReturn to Top

## Unit Circle DefinitionReturn to Top

## Properties of Trig FunctionsReturn to Top

### DomainReturn to Top

The possible angle input for each function is defined below:

### RangeReturn to Top

The ranges of values possible for each of these functions are:

### PeriodReturn to Top

The periods for each of these trig functions are:

## Inverse Trig FunctionsReturn to Top

### Definition of Inverse Trig FunctionsReturn to Top

The definitions of the inverse trig functions are:

Inverse Trig functions are also notated as:

### Domain of Inverse Trig FunctionsReturn to Top

### Range of Inverse Trig FunctionsReturn to Top

# Geometry Math Sheet

## An Engineers Quick Geometry Reference

# Geometry Math Help

## SquareReturn to Top

A square is a four sided regular polygon. The circumference of a square with sides of length s is:

The area of a square is:

## RectangleReturn to Top

The rectangle is a 4 sided polygon, quadrilateral, with right angle corners. The circumference of a rectangle with side lengths of x and y is:

The area of a rectangle is:

## CircleReturn to Top

The circle is a shape where all points along the shape are equal distance from a specific point. This point is the center of the circle and the distance to the center of the circle is the radius. The circumference of a circle of radius r is:

The area of a circle is:

## TriangleReturn to Top

The triangle is a 3 sided polygon. Triangles can be classified by their sides:

- Equilateral triangles: All sides are equal in length.
- Isosceles triangles: Two sides are equal in length.
- Scalene triangles: All sides have different lengths.

Triangles can also be classified by their angles:

- Right triangle: One angle is 90 degrees.
- Oblique triangle: Has no angle equal to 90 degrees.
- Obtuse triangle: One angle is greater than 90 degrees.
- Acute triangle: All angles are less than 90 degrees.

The circumference of a triangle is the sum of all sides of the triangle.

The area of a triangle is determined by its base and height.

## ParallelogramReturn to Top

A parallelogram is a 4 sided polygon or quadrilateral with two sets of parallel sides. The opposite sides are equal in length. The circumference of a parallelogram is:

The area of a parallelogram is:

## Circular SectorReturn to Top

The circular sector is section of a circle enclosed by two radii. The length of the arc of a circular sector, where r is the radii and theta is the angle, is:

The area of the circular sector is:

## Circular RingReturn to Top

The circular ring or donut shape is composed of a circle with a centered small circle removed from the area. The area of a circular ring, where R is the outer diameter and r is the inner diameter, is:

## TrapezoidReturn to Top

A trapezoid is a 4 sided polygon or quadrilateral with one set of parallel sides. The circumference of the trapezoid is:

The area of a trapezoid is:

## SphereReturn to Top

The sphere is a 3 dimensional object, whose surface is continuous and all points of the surface are an equal distance from a fixed point, the center. The surface area of a sphere, where r is the radius, is:

The volume of a sphere is:

## CubeReturn to Top

A cube is a three dimensional object bounded by 6 equal square sides. The surface area of a cube , where the length of a side is l, is:

The volume of a cube is:

## Rectangular BoxReturn to Top

A rectangular box is a three dimensional object bounded by rectangular or square sides. The surface area of a rectangular box, where the lengths of the sides are a, b, c, is:

The volume of a rectangular box is:

## CylinderReturn to Top

The cylinder, also know as the right circular cylinder, is formed by rotating a line, of length h, around a fixed axis parallel to that line. A cylinder has two ends that are equally sized circles parallel to one another and the circular side is at a right angle to these circular ends. The surface area of cylinder is:

The volume of a cylinder is:

## Right Circular ConeReturn to Top

The right circular cone is a three dimensional object created by rotating a right triangle about the vertical side. The surface area of a right circular cone is:

Where the slant height, s is:

The volume of a right circular cone is:

## Frustum of a ConeReturn to Top

The frustum of a cone is a portion of cone with the top removed. The top and bottom surfaces are parallel to one another. The volume of a frustum of a cone, where the top radius is r and the bottom radius is R, is:

## Pythagorean TheoremReturn to Top

The Pythagorean theorem is based upon the right triangle. And If the three sides of the right triangle are a,b, and c, where c is the hypotenuse, the formula is:

# Algebra Help Math Sheet

## An Engineers Quick Algebra Reference

# Algebra Math Help

## Arithmetic OperationsReturn to Top

The basic arithmetic operations are addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. These operators follow an order of operation.

### AdditionReturn to Top

Addition is the operation of combining two numbers. If more than two numbers are added this can be called summing. Addition is denoted by + symbol. The addition of zero to any number results in the same number. Addition of a negative number is equivalent to subtraction of the absolute value of that number.

### SubtractionReturn to Top

Subtraction is the inverse of addition. The subtraction operator will reduce the first operand (minuend) by the second operand (subtrahend). Subtraction is denoted by - symbol.

### MultiplicationReturn to Top

Multiplication is the product of two numbers and can be considered as a series of repeat addition. Multiplication of a negative number will result in the reciprocal of the number. Multiplication of zero always results in zero. Multiplication of one always results in the same number.

### DivisionReturn to Top

Division is the method to determine the quotient of two numbers. Division is the opposite of multiplication. Division is the dividend divided by the divisor.

## Arithmetic PropertiesReturn to Top

The main arithmetic properties are Associative, Commutative, and Distributive. These properties are used to manipulate expressions and to create equivalent expressions in a new form.

### AssociativeReturn to Top

The Associative property is related to grouping rules. This rule allows the order of addition or multiplication operation on numbers to be changed and result the same value.

### CommutativeReturn to Top

The Commutative property is related the order of operations. This rule applies to both addition and subtraction and allows the operands to change order within the same group.

### DistributiveReturn to Top

The law of distribution allows operations in some cases to be broken down into parts. The property is applied when multiplication is applied to a group of division. This law is applied in the case of factoring.

## Arithmetic Operations ExamplesReturn to Top

## Exponent PropertiesReturn to Top

## Properties of RadicalsReturn to Top

## Properties of InequalitiesReturn to Top

## Properties of Absolute ValueReturn to Top

# Complex Numbers

## Definition of Complex NumbersReturn to Top

Complex numbers are an extension of the real number system. Complex numbers are defined as a two dimension vector containing a real number and an imaginary number. The imaginary unit is defined as:

The complex number format where a is a real number and b is an imaginary number is defined as:

Unlike the real number system where all numbers are represented on a line, complex numbers are represented on a complex plane, one axis represents real numbers and the other axis represents imaginary numbers.

## Properites of Complex NumbersReturn to Top

# Logarithms

## Definition of LogarithmsReturn to Top

A logarithm is a function that for a specific number returns the power or exponent required to raise a given base to equal that number. Some advantages for using logarithms are very large and very small numbers can be represented with smaller numbers. Another advantage to logarithms is simple addition and subtraction replace equivalent more complex operations. The definition of a logarithms is:

### Definition of Natural LogReturn to Top

### Definition of Common LogReturn to Top

## Logarithm PropertiesReturn to Top

# Factoring

## PolynomialsReturn to Top

A polynomial is an expression made up of variables, constants and uses the operators addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and raising to a constant non negative power. Polynomials follow the form:

The polynomial is made up of coefficients multiplied by the variable raised to some integer power. The degree of a polynomial is determined by the largest power the variable is raised.

### Quadratic EquationReturn to Top

A quadratic equation is a polynomial of the second order.

The solution of a quadratic equation is the quadratic formula. The quadratic formula is:

## Common Factoring ExamplesReturn to Top

## Square RootReturn to Top

The square root is a function where the square root of a number (x) results in a number (r) that when squared is equal to x.

Also the square root property is:

## Absolute ValueReturn to Top

## Completing the SquareReturn to Top

Completing the square is a method used to solve quadratic equations. Algebraic properties are used to manipulate the quadratic polynomial to change its form. This method is one way to derive the quadratic formula.

The steps to complete the square are:

- Divide by the coefficient a.
- Move the constant to the other side.
- Take half of the coefficient b/a, square it and add it to both sides.
- Factor the left side of the equation.
- Use the square root property.
- Solve for x.

# Functions and Graphs

Expressions evaluated at incremental points then plotted on a Cartesian coordinate system is a plot or graph.

## Constant FunctionReturn to Top

When a function is equal to a constant, for all values of x, f(x) is equal to the constant. The graph of this function is a straight line through the point (0,c).

## Linear FunctionReturn to Top

A linear function follows the form:

The graph of this function has a slope of m and the y intercept is b. It passes through the point (0,b). The slope is defined as:

An addition form for linear functions is the point slope form:

## Parabola or Quadratic FunctionReturn to Top

A parabola is a graphical representation of a quadratic function.

The graph of a parabola in this form opens up if a>0 and opens down if a<0. The vertex of the parabola is located at:

Other forms of parabolas are:

The graph of a parabola in this form opens right if a>0 or opens left if a<0. The vertex of the parabola is located

## CircleReturn to Top

The function of a circle follows the form:

Where the center of the circle is (h,k) and the radius of the circle is r.

## EllipseReturn to Top

The function of an ellipse follows the form:

Where the center of the ellipse is (h,k)

## HyperbolaReturn to Top

The function of a Hyperbola that opens right and left from the center follows the form:

The function of a Hyperbola that opens up and down from the center follows the form:

Where the center of the hyperbola is (h,k), with asymptotes that pass through the center with slopes of:

# Internal PCB Trace Width

## Calculate the required internal trace width for a specified current

## Trace Width Calculator

### Choose Type

## Stripline Trace Width Calculator

### Inputs

### Additional Inputs

### Output

### Additional Output

#### Tool Description

Trace width is a requirement that designers specify to ensure that the trace can handle the required current capacity. This tool calculates the trace width based upon the following design specifications:

- Max Current
- Trace Thickness
- Max Desired Temperature Rise

This tool also calculates the following additional valuable information related to the trace:

- Resistance
- Votlage Drop
- Trace Power Dissipation

After a user specifies the max current, trace thickness, and desired max temperature rise, the tool calculates the trace width. This tool is based on charts in IPC-2221

# External PCB Trace Width

## Calculate the required trace width for a specified current

## Trace Width Calculator

### Choose Type

## Microstrip Trace Width Calculator

### Inputs

### Additional Inputs

### Output

### Additional Output

#### Tool Description

Trace width is a requirement that designers specify to ensure that the trace can handle the required current capacity. This tool calculates the trace width based upon the following design specifications:

- Max Current
- Trace Thickness
- Max Desired Temperature Rise

This tool also calculates the following additional valuable information related to the trace:

- Resistance
- Votlage Drop
- Trace Power Dissipation

After a user specifies the max current, trace thickness, and desired max temperature rise, the tool calculates the trace width. This tool is based on charts in IPC-2221

# Internal PCB Trace Max Current

## Calculate the maximum current of an internal trace

## Trace Max Current Calculator

### Choose Type

## Stripline Max Current Calculator

### Inputs

### Additional Inputs

### Output

### Additional Output

#### Tool Description

Trace max current is a requirement that designers specify to ensure that the trace can handle the required current capacity. This tool calculates the max trace current based upon the following design specifications:

- Trace Width
- Trace Thickness
- Max Desired Temperature Rise

This tool also calculates the following additional valuable information related to the trace:

- Resistance
- Votlage Drop
- Trace Power Dissipation

After a user specifies the trace width, trace thickness, and desired max temperature rise, the tool calculates the max current. This tool is based on charts in IPC-2221

# Pi-Match

## Impedance Matching Circuit

## Impedance Matching Circuits

## PI Network Impedance Matching

### Inputs

### Outputs

L:

C:

Q:

#### Plots:

- Mag & Phase
- Real & Complex

Freq:

Mag:

Phase:

#### PI Match Impedance Calculator

The Pi match circuit gets its name because the circuit topology can look like a pi symbol. This tool will help you create a matching circuit so that optimal power transfer occurs between unmatched loads. This technique doesn’t work for wide band requirements, but is a simple way to achieve this at a specific frequency. This calculator will give you the circuit topology as well as the component values.

#### PI Match Circuit Description

There are some important items to understand when using this tool. The circuit topology can change depending on the inputs. For example in some topologies there may be 2 inductors and one capacitor and in a different configuration it may be 2 capacitors and one inductor. There is one menu item to select if there is to be any DC current or not, that also affects the topology. The inputs ask for source resistance and source reactance. If you are unsure what the reactance is set it to zero for a first pass approximation.

The outputs of this tool give you the component values as well as a graph of the impedance looking into the pi circuit from the source. This allows you to double check the calculator and make sure that it selected appropriate values, by making sure the impedance correctly matches the input impedance. Also remember that the circuit input reactance will be opposite in polarity with the source reactance when matching.

#### PI Match Circuit Formulas

For Pass DC Current

Z_{input}=\left ( \left ( \left ( R_{L}+jX_{L} \right )//\left ( \frac{1}{j\omega\cdot C_{L}} \right ) \right )+j\omega\cdot L \right )//\left ( \frac{1}{j\cdot \omega\cdot C_{s}} \right )

For Block DC Current

Z_{input}=\left ( \left ( \left ( R_{L}+jX_{L} \right )//\left ( j\omega\cdot L_{L} \right ) \right )+\frac{1}{j\omega\cdot C} \right )//\left ( j\omega\cdot L_{s} \right )

# T-Match

## Impedance Matching Circuit

## Impedance Matching Circuits

## T-Match Topology

### Inputs

### Outputs

L:

C:

Q:

#### Plots:

- Mag & Phase
- Real & Complex

Freq:

Mag:

Phase:

#### T Match Impedance Calculator

The T match circuit gets its name because the circuit topology looks like the letter “T”. This tool will help you create a matching circuit so that optimal power transfer occurs between unmatched loads. This technique doesn’t work for wide band requirements, but is a simple way to achieve this at a specific frequency. This calculator will give you the circuit topology as well as the component values.

#### T Match Circuit Description

There are some important items to understand when using this tool. The circuit topology can change depending on the inputs. For example in some topologies there may be 2 inductors and one capacitor and in a different configuration it may be 2 capacitors and one inductor. There is one menu item to select if there is to be any DC current or not, that also affects the topology. The inputs ask for source resistance and source reactance.

The outputs of this tool give you the component values as well as a graph of the impedance looking into the circuit from the source. This allows you to double check the calculator and make sure that it selected appropriate values, by making sure the impedance correctly matches the input impedance. Also remember that the circuit input reactance will be opposite in polarity with the source reactance when matching.

#### T Match Circuit Formulas

For Pass DC Current

Z_{input}=\left ( \left ( R_{L}+jX_{L}+j\omega\cdot L_{L} \right )//\left (\frac{1}{j\cdot \omega\cdot C} \right ) \right )+j\omega\cdot L_{s}

For Block DC Current

Z_{input}=\left ( \left ( R_{L}+jX_{L}+\left ( \frac{1}{j\cdot \omega\cdot C_{L}} \right )\right )//\left ( j\omega\cdot L \right ) \right )+\left ( \frac{1}{j\cdot \omega\cdot C_{S}} \right )

# L-Match

## Impedance Matching Circuit

#### L Match Impedance Calculator

The L match circuit gets its name because the circuit topology can look like the letter “L”. This tool will help you create a matching circuit so that optimal power transfer occurs between unmatched loads. This technique doesn’t work for wide band requirements, but is a simple way to achieve this at a specific frequency. This calculator will give you the circuit topology as well as the component values.

#### L Match Circuit Description

There are some important items to understand when using this tool. The circuit topology can change depending on the inputs. In all topologies there is one inductor and one capacitor, but the location of these components changes. There is one menu item to select if there is to be any DC current or not, that also affects the topology. The inputs ask for source resistance and source reactance. If you are unsure what the reactance is set it to zero for a first pass approximation.

The outputs of this tool give you the component values as well as a graph of the impedance looking into the L circuit from the source. This allows you to double check the calculator and make sure that it selected appropriate values, by making sure the impedance correctly matches the input impedance. Also remember that the circuit input reactance will be opposite in polarity with the source reactance when matching.

#### L Match Circuit Formulas

For Pass DC Current

Z_{input}=\left ( \left ( R_{L}+jX_{L}+\left ( \frac{1}{j\cdot \omega\cdot C} \right )\right )//\left ( j\omega\cdot L \right ) \right

For Block DC Current

Z_{input}=\left ( \left ( R_{L}+jX_{L}+\left ( j\omega\cdot L \right )\right )// \right )\left ( \frac{1}{j\cdot \omega\cdot C} \right )

# External PCB Trace Max Current

## Calculate the maximum current of a trace

## Trace Max Current Calculator

### Choose Type

## Microstrip Max Current Calculator

### Inputs

### Additional Inputs

### Output

### Additional Output

#### Tool Description

Trace max current is a requirement that designers specify to ensure that the trace can handle the required current capacity. This tool calculates the max trace current based upon the following design specifications:

- Trace Width
- Trace Thickness
- Max Desired Temperature Rise

This tool also calculates the following additional valuable information related to the trace:

- Resistance
- Votlage Drop
- Trace Power Dissipation

After a user specifies the trace width, trace thickness, and desired max temperature rise, the tool calculates the max current. This tool is based on charts in IPC-2221

# 6 Band Resistor Calculator

## Calculate the resistance of a 6 band resistor

## Resistance Calculator

## 6 Band Resistor

### Outputs

Resistance:

Tolerance:

Tempco:

#### Introduction

A resistor is a perhaps the most common building block used in circuits. Resistors come in many shapes and sizes this tool is used to decode information for color banded axial lead resistors.

#### 6 Band Description

The number of bands is important because the decoding changes based upon the number of color bands. There are three common types: 4 band, 5 band, and 6 band resistors. For the 6 band resistor:

**Band 1** – first significant digit.

**Band 2** – second significant digit

**Band 3** – third significant digit

**Band 4** – Multiplier

**Band 5** – Tolerance

**Band 6** – Temperature Coefficient (Tempco)

#### Resistance Value

The first 4 bands make up the resistance nominal value. The first 3 bands make up the significant digits where:

**black – 0**

**brown – 1**

**red – 2**

**orange – 3**

**yellow – 4**

**green – 5**

**blue – 6**

**violet – 7**

**grey – 8**

**white – 9**

The multiplier band is color coded as follows:

**black – x1**

**brown – x10**

**red – x100**

**orange – x1K**

**yellow – x10K**

**green – x100K**

**blue – x1M**

**violet – x10M**

**grey – x100M**

**white – x1G**

**gold – .1**

**silver – .01**

An example of a resistance value is:

band 1 = orange = 3,

band 2 = yellow = 4,

band 3 = green = 5,

band 4 = blue = 1M

value = 345*1M = 345 Mohm

#### Resistance Tolerance

The fifth band is the tolerance and represents the worst case variation one might expect from the nominal value. The color code for tolerance is as follows:

**brown – 1%**

**red – 2%**

**orange – 3%**

**yellow – 4%**

**green – .5%**

**blue – .25%**

**violet – .1%**

**gray – .05%**

**gold – 5%**

**silver – 10%**

An example calculating the range of a resistor value is:

If the nominal value was 345 Ohm and the 5th band of the resistor was gold (5%) the value range would be nominal +/- 5% = 327.75 to 362.25

#### Resistance Temperature Coefficient

Resistors values can change with temperature. The 6th band represents the temperature coefficient or tempco and is represents the amount the resistance value will change with temperature. It is in units of ppm/degree C. The band colors represents the following:

**brown – 100 ppm/ºC**

**red – 50 ppm/ºC**

**orange – 15 ppm/ºC**

**yellow – 25 ppm/ºC**

**blue – 10 ppm/ºC**

**violet – 5 ppm/ºC**

An example if a resistor had a nominal value of 1K ohm and a tempco of 100 ppm/ºC and we wanted to know how much a resistor would change of 25ºC.

100*25/1e6*1K= 2.5 ohm variation over 25ºC.

# 5 Band Resistor Calculator

## Calculate the resistance of a 5 band resistor

## Resistance Calculator

## 5 Band Resistor

### Outputs

Resistance:

Tolerance:

#### Introduction

A resistor is a perhaps the most common building block used in circuits. Resistors come in many shapes and sizes this tool is used to decode information for color banded axial lead resistors.

#### 5 Band Description

The number of bands is important because the decoding changes based upon the number of color bands. There are three common types: 4 band, 5 band, and 6 band resistors. For the 5 band resistor:

**Band 1** – First significant digit.

**Band 2** – Second significant digit

**Band 3** – Third significant digit

**Band 4** – Multiplier

**Band 5** – Tolerance

#### Resistance Value

The first 4 bands make up the resistance nominal value. The first 3 bands make up the significant digits where:

**black – 0**

**brown – 1**

**red – 2**

**orange – 3**

**yellow – 4**

**green – 5**

**blue – 6**

**violet – 7**

**grey – 8**

**white – 9**

The 4th band or multiplier band is color coded as follows:

**black – x1**

**brown – x10**

**red – x100**

**orange – x1K**

**yellow – x10K**

**green – x100K**

**blue – x1M**

**violet – x10M**

**grey – x100M**

**white – x1G**

**gold – .1**

**silver – .01**

An example of a resistance value is:

band 1 = orange = 3,

band 2 = yellow = 4,

band 3 = green = 5,

band 4 = blue = 1M

value = 345*1M = 345 Mohm

#### Resistance Tolerance

The fifth band is the tolerance and represents the worst case variation one might expect from the nominal value. The color code for tolerance is as follows:

**brown – 1%**

**red – 2%**

**orange – 3%**

**yellow – 4%**

**green – .5%**

**blue – .25%**

**violet – .1%**

**gray – .05%**

**gold – 5%**

**silver – 10%**

An example calculating the range of a resistor value is:

If the nominal value was 345 Ohm and the 5th band of the resistor was gold (5%) the value range would be nominal +/- 5% = 327.75 to 362.25

# 4 Band Resistor Calculator

## Calculate the resistance of a 4 band resistor

## Resistance Calculator

## 4 Band Resistor

### Outputs

Resistance:

Tolerance:

#### Introduction

A resistor is a perhaps the most common building block used in circuits. Resistors come in many shapes and sizes this tool is used to decode information for color banded axial lead resistors.

#### 4 Band Description

The number of bands is important because the decoding changes based upon the number of color bands. There are three common types: 4 band, 5 band, and 6 band resistors. For the 4 band resistor:

**Band 1** – First significant digit.

**Band 2** – Second significant digit

**Band 3** – Multiplier

**Band 4** – Tolerance

#### Resistance Value

The first 4 bands make up the resistance nominal value. The first 2 bands make up the significant digits where:

**black – 0**

**brown – 1**

**red – 2**

**orange – 3**

**yellow – 4**

**green – 5**

**blue – 6**

**violet – 7**

**grey – 8**

**white – 9**

The 3rd band or multiplier band is color coded as follows:

**black – x1**

**brown – x10**

**red – x100**

**orange – x1K**

**yellow – x10K**

**green – x100K**

**blue – x1M**

**violet – x10M**

**grey – x100M**

**white – x1G**

**gold – .1**

**silver – .01**

An example of a resistance value is:

band 1 = orange = 3,

band 2 = yellow = 4,

band 3 = blue = 1M

value = 34*1M = 34 Mohm

#### Resistance Tolerance

The fourth band is the tolerance and represents the worst case variation one might expect from the nominal value. The color code for tolerance is as follows:

**brown – 1%**

**red – 2%**

**orange – 3%**

**yellow – 4%**

**green – .5%**

**blue – .25%**

**violet – .1%**

**gray – .05%**

**gold – 5%**

**silver – 10%**

An example calculating the range of a resistor value is:

If the nominal value was 34 Ohm and the 4th band of the resistor was gold (5%) the value range would be nominal +/- 5% = 32.3 to 35.7

# RF Unit Converter

## Make conversions between common RF units

## Rf Unit Converter

### Impedance

#### Ohm

### Voltage

#### Vpeak

#### Vrms

#### uV

#### uV EMF

#### uV PD

#### dBuV

#### dBuV EMF

#### dBuV PD

### Power

#### W

#### mW

#### uW

#### dBm

#### dBuW

#### dBuW EMF

#### dBuW PD

#### dBpW

#### dBpW EMF

#### dBpW PD

#### Enter value in Voltage or Power field and all other values will be calculated

#### RF Unit Converter Introduction

This tool is a unit converter for voltage and power. There is an input for impedance that allows the relationship between power and voltage.

#### Ohm

The unit for resistance or impedance. Resistance can define the relationship between voltage and current and voltage and power. Based upon ohms law the voltage and current relatinship is:

r = \frac{v}{i}

and power is

power = \frac{v^{2}}{r}

#### Vpeak – Peak Voltage

Peak voltage of an AC signal is the peak amplitude.

#### Vrms – RMS Voltage

The Root Mean Square Voltage or Vrms is:

V_{rms}=\frac{V_{peak}}{\sqrt{2}}

#### uV – Microvolt (RMS)

This value is the RMS voltage in microvolts.

\mu V=\frac{V_{peak}}{\sqrt{2}}\cdot 10^{-6}

#### uV EMF

This value is microvolt with no termination or load.

\mu V_{emf}=\frac{2\cdot V_{peak}}{\sqrt{2}}\cdot 10^{-6}

#### uV PD

This value is microvolt with with a load. When a signal has a matched load then half of the voltage is droped across the load. This value is the same value as uV, The unit is just explicitly defined as having the load.

\mu V_{pd}=\frac{V_{peak}}{\sqrt{2}}\cdot 10^{-6}

#### dBuV – dB Microvolts RMS

This unit is the decible of RMS microvolt.

dB\mu V=20\log \left ( \mu V \right )

#### dBuV EMF – dB Microvolts EMF

This unit is the decible of EMF microvolt.

dB\mu V_{emf}=20\log \left ( \mu V_{emf} \right )

#### dBuV PD – dB Microvolts PD

This unit is the decible of EMF microvolt.

dB\mu V_{pd}=20\log \left ( \mu V_{pd} \right )

#### W – Watts

Watts is a unit of power.

W=\frac{V_{rms}^{2}}{Z_{o}}

#### mW – Miliwatts

One thousandth of a watt.

mW=\frac{W}{10^{3}}

#### uW – Microwatts

One millionth of a watt.

\mu W=\frac{W}{10^{6}}

#### dBm

dBm is a power measurement and is the decibal of the power in mW.

dBm=10\log \left ( mW \right )

#### dBuW

dBuW is a power measurement and is the decibal of the power in uW.

dBm=10\log \left ( \mu W \right )

#### dBuW EMF

dBuW EMF is a power measurement and is the decibal of the power in uW. In a system with no termination or load.

dBm=10\log \left ( 2\cdot \mu W \right )

#### dBuW PD

dBuW PD is a power measurement and is the decibal of the power in uW. In a system with a matched load.

dBm=10\log \left (\mu W \right )

#### dBpW

dBpW is a power measurement and is the decibal of the power in pW.

dBm=10\log \left ( \mu W\cdot 1e6 \right )

#### dBpW EMF

dBpW EMF is a power measurement and is the decibal of the power in pW. In a system with no termination or load.

dBm=10\log \left ( 2\cdot \mu W\cdot 1e6 \right )

#### dBpW PD

dBpW PD is a power measurement and is the decibal of the power in pW. In a system with a matched load.

dBm=10\log \left (\mu W\cdot 1e6 \right )

# Edge Coupled Trace Inductance

## Calculate the Inductance of Two Edge Coupled Traces

## Edge Trace Inductance Calculator

### Choose Type

## Edge Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

### Inputs

### Outputs

#### Introduction

Coplanar traces are common in printed circuit boards. Coplanar traces where one trace is the signal and the other trace is the return path apply to this inductance calcualtor.

#### Wire Loop Inductance Description

The inductance of the coplanar trace calculation requires 4 variables:

- W – Trace Width
- S – Trace Seperation
- L – Trace Length
- ur – relative Permiablity

This structure requires that these spacings be uniform down the entire length of the trace.

#### Coplanar Trace Inductance Model.

The inductance of the coplanar trace is:

L_{coplanar}\approx \frac{\mu _{o}\mu _{r}}{\pi}\cosh^{-1}\left ( \frac{s}{w} \right )

where

\left ( d>>w, w>t \right )

# Broadside Trace Inductance

## Calculate the Inductance of Two Broadside Coupled Traces

## Broadside Trace Inductance Calculator

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## Broadside Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

### Inputs

### Outputs

#### Introduction

The broadside coupled trace is a common technique for routing differential pair signals.

#### Broadside Trace Inductance Description

The inductance of a broadside coupled trace is easy to calculate. Broadside coupled traces are on adjacent planes and the return is identical to the trace in width and length. It is important to note that in industry we can find that some differential pairs are routed this way for a strong coupling, but the actual return for the signal is on a power plane. This calculator is for the case where the signal return is on the adjacent trace. The geometry inputs are:

- W – trace width
- T – trace thickness
- H – distance between traces
- L – trace length

#### Broadside Coupled Trace Inductance Model.

The inductance for a set of broadside coupled traces is defined as:

\frac{\mu _{o}\mu _{r}h}{w}

Where

(w>>h,h>t)

# Coil Inductance

## Calculate the Inductance of a Coil

## Coil Inductance Calculator

### Choose Type

## Coil Inductance Calculator

### Inputs

### Outputs

#### Introduction

A coil inductance formula is based upon the basic loop inductance. Inductance is the ability to store energy in a magnetic field, and coils are a very common way to create inductance. Many magnetic field coupling circuits, like chokes and transformers take advantage of a coil’s magnetic storage properties.

#### Wire Loop Inductance Description

The inductance of a wire loop is a common example of a circuit with inductance. The variables used in this tool are the diameter of the wire conductor and the diameter of the wire loop, number of turns, and the relative permeability. Coil inductance is related to individual loop inductance by the square of the number of turns.

#### Coil Inductance Model.

The inductance of the wire a coil is:

L_{loop}\approx N^{2}\mu _{o}\mu _{r}\left ( \frac{D}{2} \right )\cdot \left ( \ln\left ( \frac{8\cdot D}{d} \right )-2 \right )

# Rectangle Loop Inductance

## Calculate the Inductance of a Rectangle Loop

## Rectangle Loop Inductance Calculator

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## Rectangle Loop Inductance Calculator

### Inputs

### Outputs

#### Introduction

The rectangle loop is often found in windings for transformers or ferrite cores.

#### Rectangle Inductance Description

The inductance of a rectangle loop has three geometric variables:

- W – rectangle long side
- h – rectangle short side
- d – wire diameter

#### Rectangle Loop Inductance Model

The inductance for a rectangle loop is:

L_{rec}=\frac{\mu _{o}\mu _{r}}{\pi }\left [ -2\left ( w+h \right )+2\sqrt{h^{2}+w^{2}}+temp \right]

where

temp=-h\ln \left ( \frac{h+\sqrt{h^{2}+w^{2}}}{w} \right )-w\ln \left ( \frac{w+\sqrt{h^{2}+w^{2}}}{h} \right)+h \ln \left ( \frac{2h}{d} \right )+w \ln \left ( \frac{2h}{d} \right )

# Loop Inductance

## Calculate the Inductance of a Loop

## Wire Loop Inductance Calculator

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## Loop Inductance Calculator

### Inputs

### Outputs

#### Introduction

A wire loop creates inductance. Inductance is the ability to store energy in a magnetic field.

#### Wire Loop Inductance Description

The inductance of a wire loop is a common textbook example of a circuit with inductance. The variables used in this tool are the diameter of the wire conductor and the diameter of the wire loop. This calculation is for loop and self inductance they are the same for this example.

#### Loop Inductance Model.

The inductance of the wire loop.

L_{loop}\approx \mu _{o}\mu _{r}\left ( \frac{D}{2} \right )\cdot \left ( \ln\left ( \frac{8\cdot D}{d} \right )-2 \right )

# Wire Over Plane Inductance

## Calculate the Inductance of a Wire Over a Plane

## Wire Over Plane Inductance Calculator

### Choose Type

## Wire Over Plane Inductance Calculator

### Inputs

### Outputs

#### Introduction

The wire over plane is a transmission line that is common. One place that it is used is in modifications to existing circuit boards. In some instances one might be interested in only the inductance.

#### Description

The inductance calculated in this tool is the loop inductance created with the wire and its return path on the ground plane. It is important to notice this is not the self inductance of the wire but a closed loop. The inductance allows one to understand the amount of energy that can be stored in magnetic fields. The only variables used in this calculation are the height of the wire from the reference plane, the radius of the wire, and the relative permeability of the medium around the wire. The permeability of air is 1 for all practical purposes. The permeability of a vacuum is exactly 1.

#### Wire over Plane Inductance Model.

The inductance of the loop created with the wire and plane.

L_{wire}\approx \frac{\mu _{o}\mu _{r}}{2\pi}\cosh^{-1}\left ( \frac{h}{a} \right )

where

\left ( h> > a \right )

# Coax Inductance

## Calculate the Inductance of a Coax Cable

## Coax Cable Inductance Calculator

### Choose Type

## Coax Inductance Calculator

### Inputs

### Outputs

#### Introduction

A coax is a common transmission line construction and most rf cables are coax. The impedance of the coax is a relationship of the capacitance per unit length and the inductance per unit length. This tool will help you find the inductance for a given length of coax cable.

#### Coax Inductance Description

The inductance of a coax cable can be useful to know. The variables needed in calculating this inductance are center conductor diameter, distance to outer shield, and length. You might notice that the diameter of the outer shield is not required. It is assumed that this shield is sufficiently thick. This calculation is for a loop inductance where the outer shield is the return path for the center conductor.

#### Coax Inductance Model.

The inductance of the loop created with the center conductor and outer shield.

L_{coax}\approx \frac{\mu _{o}\mu _{r}}{2\pi }\cdot \ln \left ( \frac{D}{d} \right )\cdot L

# Parallel Wire Inductance

## Calculate the Inductance of Two Parallel Wires

## Parallel Wire Inductance Calculator

### Choose Type

## Parallel Wire Inductance Calculator

### Inputs

### Outputs

#### Introduction

The inductance of two parallel conductors can be computed. It is assumed that one of the conductors is the return path for the other wire.

#### Self Inductance Description

The inductance for the two wire inductance might be useful in measuring the inductance for a signal and ground on a ribbon cable. The inputs to this calculator are length distance between the two conductors and diameter of the wire. These two signals make a complete loop.

#### Wire Self Inductance Model.

The inductance of the loop created with the two wires.

L_{wires}\approx \frac{\mu _{o}\mu _{r}}{\pi}\cosh^{-1}\left ( \frac{s}{d} \right )\cdot L

where

s>>d

# Wire Inductance

## Wire Self Inductance Calculator

## Wire Self Inductance Calculator

### Choose Type

## Wire Self Inductance Calculator

### Inputs

### Outputs

#### Introduction

The inductance of a single conductor is called self inductance. Self inductance is not typically measured, since it is only part of a complete circuit loop.

#### Self Inductance Description

The inductance calculated in this tool is the self inductance. This self inductance is used in some simulations and is really only part of a total loop inductance. In this tool the variables required are length, and wire diameter. Notice that there is not a return path referenced in this inductance estimator. When calculating a loop inductance the self inductance as well as the mutual inductance to the return path and the return paths self inductancec is accounted for.

#### Wire Self Inductance Model.

The self inductance of a single wire in free space is defined below.

L=2l\left ( \ln \left ( \left ( \frac{2l}{d} \right )\left ( 1+\sqrt{1+\left ( \frac{d}{2l} \right )^{2}} \right ) \right )-\sqrt{1+\left ( \frac{d}{2l} \right )^{2}}+\frac{\mu }{4}+\left ( \frac{d}{2l} \right ) \right )

For this calculation the diameter and length units are in cm.

This formula is from the following reference.

“Inductance Calculations” , F. W. Grover, Dover Publications, 2004 .

# Broadside Coupled Stripline Impedance

## PCB Differential Broadside Coupled Stripline Impedance Calculator

## Differential Stripline Impedance Calculator

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## Broadside Coupled Stripline Impedance Calculator

### Inputs

### Outputs

# Edge Coupled Stripline Impedance

## PCB Differential Stripline Impedance Calculator

## Differential Stripline Impedance Calculator

### Choose Type

## Edge Coupled Stripline Impedance Calculator

### Inputs

### Outputs

#### Introduction

The edge couple differential symmetric stripline transmission line is a common technique for routing differential traces. There are four different types of impedance used in characterizing differential trace impedances. This calculator finds both odd and even transmission line impedance. Modeling approximation can be used to understand the impedance of the edge couple differential stripline transmission line.

#### Description

An edge couple differential symmetric stripline transmission line is constructed with two traces referenced to the same reference planes above and below the traces. There is a dielectric material between them. There is also some coupling between the lines. This coupling is one of the features of differential traces. Usually it is good practice to match differential trace length and to keep the distances between the traces consistent. Also avoid placing vias and other structures between these traces.

#### Differential Impedance Definitions

**Differential Impedance** The impedance measured between the two lines when they are driven with opposite polarity signals. Zdiff is equal to twice the value of Zodd

**Odd Impedance** The impedance measured when testing only one of the differential traces referenced to the ground plane. The differential signals need to be driven with opposite polarity signals. Zodd is equal to half of the value of Zdiff

**Common Impedance** The impedance measured between the two lines when they are driven with the same signal. Zcommon is half the value of Zeven

**Even Impedance** The impedance measured when testing only one of the differential traces referenced to the ground plane. The differential signals need to be driven with the same identical signal. Zeven is twice the value of Zcommon

#### Microstrip Transmission Line Models

Models have been created to approximate the characteristics of the microstrip transmission line.

h=\frac{b-t}{2}

ke=\tanh \left ( \frac{\pi w}{2b} \right )\cdot \tanh \left ( \frac{\pi }{2}\cdot\frac{w+s}{b} \right )

ko=\tanh \left ( \frac{\pi w}{2b} \right )\cdot \coth \left ( \frac{\pi }{2}\cdot\frac{w+s}{b} \right )

k_{e}^{`}=\sqrt{1-ke^{2}}

k_{o}^{`}=\sqrt{1-ko^{2}

z_{o,e}=\frac{30\pi }{\sqrt{er}}\cdot \frac{K(k_{e}^{`})}{K(k_{e})}

z_{o,o}=\frac{30\pi }{\sqrt{er}}\cdot \frac{K(k_{o}^{`})}{K(k_{o})}

Z_{o,ss}=symmetric\:stripline(w,t,h,er)

C_{f}^{`}\left ( \frac{t}{b} \right )=\frac{.0885\eta_{r}}{\pi }\left \{ \frac{2b}{b-t}\ln \left ( \frac{2b-t}{b-t} \right )-\left ( \frac{t}{b-t} \right )\ln \left ( \frac{b^{2}}{\left ( b-t \right )^{2}}-1 \right ) \right \}

C_{f}^{`}\left ( 0 \right )=\frac{.0885e_{r}}{\pi }\cdot 2\ln \left ( 2 \right )

k_{ideal}=\text sech\left ( \frac{\pi w}{2b} \right )

k_{ideal}^{`}=\text tanh\left ( \frac{\pi w}{2b} \right )

# Edge Coupled Microstrip Impedance

## PCB Differential Microstrip Impedance Calculator

## Differential Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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## Edge Coupled Microstrip Impedance Calculator

### Inputs

### Outputs

#### Introduction

The edge couple differential microstrip transmission line is a common technique for routing differential traces. There are four different types of impedance used in characterizing differential trace impedances. This calculator finds both odd and even transmission line impedance. Modeling approximation can be used to understand the impedance of the differential microstrip transmission line.

#### Description

An edge couple differential microstrip transmission line is constructed with two traces referenced to the same reference plane. There is a dielectric material between them. There is also some coupling between the lines. This coupling is one of the features of differential traces. Usually it is good practice to match differential trace length and to keep the distances between the traces consistent. Also avoid placing vias and other structures between these traces.

#### Differential Impedance Definitions

**Differential Impedance** The impedance measured between the two lines when they are driven with opposite polarity signals. Zdiff is equal to twice the value of Zodd

**Odd Impedance** The impedance measured when testing only one of the differential traces referenced to the ground plane. The differential signals need to be driven with opposite polarity signals. Zodd is equal to half of the value of Zdiff

**Common Impedance** The impedance measured between the two lines when they are driven with the same signal. Zcommon is half the value of Zeven

**Even Impedance** The impedance measured when testing only one of the differential traces referenced to the ground plane. The differential signals need to be driven with the same identical signal. Zeven is twice the value of Zcommon

#### Microstrip Transmission Line Models

Models have been created to approximate the characteristics of the microstrip transmission line.

er_{eff1}=\frac{er+1}{2}+\left ( \frac{er-1}{2} \right )\cdot \left ( \sqrt{\frac{w}{w+12h}}+.04\left ( 1-\frac{w}{h} \right )^{2} \right )

er_{eff2}=\frac{er+1}{2}+\left ( \frac{er-1}{2} \right )\cdot \left ( \sqrt{\frac{w}{w+12h}} \right )

a_{0}=.7287\left ( er_{eff}-\frac{er+1}{2} \right )\cdot \left ( \sqrt{1-e^{-.179u}} \right )

b_{0}=\frac{.747\cdot er}{.15+er}

c_{0}=b_{0}-\left ( b_{0}-.207 \right )\cdot e^{-.414u}

d_{0}=.593+.694e^{-.562u}

g=\frac{s}{h}

w_{eff}=w+\frac{t}{\pi }\cdot \ln \left ( \frac{4e}{\sqrt{\left ( \frac{t}{h} \right )^{2}+\left ( \frac{t}{w\pi +1.1t\pi } \right )^{2}}} \right )\cdot \frac{er_{eff}+1}{2\cdot er_{eff}}

er_{effo}=\left ( \left ( .5\cdot \left ( er+1 \right )+a_{0}-er_{eff} \right )\cdot e^{-c_{0}\cdot g^{d_{0}}} \right )+er_{eff}

zo_{surf}=\frac{\eta_{o}}{2\pi \sqrt{2}\sqrt{er_{eff}+1}}\cdot \ln \left ( 1+\left ( 4\cdot \frac{h}{w_{eff}} \right )\cdot \left (\left ( 4\cdot \frac{h}{w_{eff}} \right )\cdot\left ( \frac{14\cdot er_{eff}+8}{11\cdot er_{eff}} \right )+ temp \right )\right )

temp=\sqrt{16\left ( \frac{h}{w_{eff}} \right )^{2}\cdot \left ( \frac{14\cdot er_{eff}+8}{11\cdot er_{eff}} \right )^{2}+\left ( \frac{er_{eff}+1}{2er_{eff}} \right )\cdot \pi ^{2}}

q_{1}=.8695\cdot u^{.194}

q_{2}=1+.7519\cdot g+1.89g^{2.31}

q_{3}=.1975+\left ( 16.6+\left ( \frac{8.4}{g} \right )^{6} \right )^{-.387}+\frac{1}{241} \cdot \ln \left ( \frac{g^{10}}{1+\left ( \frac{g}{3.4} \right )^{10}} \right )

q_{4}=\frac{2\cdot q_{1}}{q_{2}\left ( e^{-g}\cdot u^{q_{3}}+\left ( 2-e^{-g} \right )\cdot u^{-q_{3}} \right )}

q_{5}=1.794+1.14\cdot \ln \left ( 1+\left ( \frac{.638}{g+.517\cdot g^{2.43}} \right ) \right )

q_{6}=.2305+\frac{1}{281.3}\cdot \ln \left ( \frac{g^{10}}{1+\left ( \frac{g}{5.8} \right )^{10}} \right )+\frac{1}{5.1}\cdot \ln \left ( 1+.598\cdot g^{1.154} \right )

q_{7}=\frac{10+190\cdot g^{2}}{1+82.3\cdot g^{3}}

q_{8}=e^{\left(-6.5 -.95\cdot\ln (g) -\left (\frac{g}{.15}\right )^{5}\right)}

q_{9}=\ln \left ( q_{7} \right )\cdot \left ( q_{8}+\frac{1}{16.5} \right )

q_{10}=\left ( \frac{1}{q_{2}} \right )\cdot \left ( q_{2}\cdot q_{4}-q_{5}\cdot e^{\left ( \ln\left ( u \right )\cdot q_{6}\cdot u^{-q_{9}} \right )} \right )

zo_{odd}=zo_{surf}\cdot \left [ \frac{\sqrt{\frac{er_{eff}}{er_{effo}}}}{1-\left ( \frac{zo_{surf}}{\eta_{o}}\cdot q_{10}\sqrt{er_{eff}} \right )} \right ]

v=\frac{u\cdot \left ( 20+g^{2} \right )}{10+g^{2}}+ge^{-g}

ae(v)=1+\frac{\ln \left ( \frac{v^{4}+\left ( \frac{v}{52} \right )^{2}}{v^{4}+.432} \right )}{49}+\frac{\ln \left ( 1+\left ( \frac{v}{18.1} \right )^{3} \right )}{18.7}

b_{e}(e_{r})=.564\left ( \frac{er-.9}{er+3} \right )^{.053}

er_{eff,e}=\frac{er+1}{2}+\frac{er-1}{2}\cdot \left ( 1+\frac{10}{v} \right )^{-a}\cdot e^{v}\cdot b_{e}(e_{r})

zo_{even}=zo_{surf}\cdot \frac{\sqrt{\frac{er_{eff}}{er_{eff,e}}}}{1-\frac{zo_{surf}}{\eta_{o}}\cdot q_{4}\cdot \sqrt{er_{eff}}}

The source for these formulas are found in the IPC-2141A (2004) “Design Guide for High-Speed Controlled Impedance Circuit Boards” and Wadell, Brian C. Transmission Line Design Handbook. Norwood: Artech House Inc, 1991

# Wire Stripline Impedance

## PCB Wire Stripline Impedance Calculator

## Wire Stripline Impedance Calculator

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## Wire Stripline Impedance Calculator

### Inputs

### Outputs

#### Introduction

The wire stripline transmission line is similar to a standard stripline transmission line, but with a round conductor. Modeling approximation can be used to understand the impedance of the wire stripline transmission line.

#### Description

A wire stripline is constructed with a round conductor suspended between two ground planes. The conductor and ground planes are separated with a dielectric. This calculator assumes the distance between the two reference planes to be an equal distance.

#### Microstrip Transmission Line Models

Models have been created to approximate the characteristics of the microstrip transmission line.

zo_{ws}= \frac{\eta _{o}}{2\pi \sqrt{er}}\cdot \ln \left ( \frac{4h}{\pi d} \right )

The source for these formulas are found in the IPC-2141A (2004) “Design Guide for High-Speed Controlled Impedance Circuit Boards”

# Wire Microstrip Impedance

## Wire Over Reference Plane Impedance Calculator

## Wire Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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## Wire Microstrip Impedance Calculator

### Inputs

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#### Introduction

The wire microstrip transmission line is similar to a standard microstrip transmission line, but with a round conductor. Modeling approximation can be used to understand the impedance of the wire microstrip transmission line.

#### Description

A wire microstrip is constructed with a round conductor suspended over a ground plane. The conductor and ground plane are separated with a dielectric. As with the standard microstrip trace, an effective dielectric constant is calculated because air is on one side of the trace where another dielectric is between the wire and the ground plane.

#### Example

An example of a wire microstrip might most often be found in prototypes or reworked boards where a wire is used over the top of pcb or copper clad material. If there is an insulator around the wire then this calculator will be an estimate. Include both the pcb dielectric thickness as well as the wire insulation in the height calculation.

#### Microstrip Transmission Line Models

Models have been created to approximate the characteristics of the microstrip transmission line.

\Large er_{eff1}=\frac{er+1}{2}+\frac{er-1}{2}\cdot \left [ \sqrt{\frac{d}{d+12h}}+.04\cdot \left ( 1-\frac{d}{h} \right )^{2} \right ]

\Large er_{eff2}=\frac{er+1}{2}+\frac{er-1}{2}\cdot \left[ \sqrt{\frac{d}{d+12h}} \right ]

\Large if (\frac{d}{h}<1)

\Large er_{eff}=er_{eff1}

\Large else

\Large er_{eff}=er_{eff2}

\Large temp=\frac{2h+d}{d}

\Large zo_{wm}=\frac{\eta_{o}}{2\pi \sqrt{er_{eff}}}\cdot \ln \left ( \frac{2h+d}{d}+\sqrt{\frac{2h+d}{d}\cdot \frac{2h+d}{d}-1} \right )=\frac{\eta_{o}}{2\pi \sqrt{er_{eff}}}\cosh^{-1}\left ( \frac{2h+d}{d} \right )

The source for these formulas are found in the IPC-2141A (2004) “Design Guide for High-Speed Controlled Impedance Circuit Boards”

# Asymmetric Stripline Impedance

## PCB Asymmetric Stripline Impedance Calculator

## Asymmetric Stripline Impedance Calculator

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## Asymmetric Stripline Impedance Calculator

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#### Introduction

The asymmetric stripline transmission line is most commonly found in a pcb where the distance from trace to planes is not the same distance above and below. The ability to model this impedance is nice because it can often be found in designs. Modeling approximation can be used to design the asymmetric stripline trace. By understanding the asymmetric stripline transmission line, designers can properly build these structures to meet their needs.

#### Description

A stripline is constructed with a flat conductor suspended between two ground planes. The conductor and ground planes are separated by a dielectric. The distance between the conductor and the planes is not the same for both reference planes. This structure will most likely be manufactured with the printed circuit board process.

#### Example

An example of an asymmetric stripline is a 4 layer pcb were a trace on layer 3 is referenced to both layer 1 and layer 4. The trace is closest to layer 4 and layer 4 has the dominant effect on the transmission line impedance, but layer 1 would still affect the characteristic impedance of this trace.

#### Asymmetric Stripline Transmission Line Models

Models have been created to approximate the characteristics of the microstrip transmission line.

h_{eff}=\frac{h_{1}+h_{2}}{2}

m=\frac{6\cdot h_{eff}}{3\cdot h_{eff}+t}

zo_{air}=2\left ( \frac{zo_{ssh1}\cdot zo_{ssh2}}{zo_{ssh1}+ zo_{ssh2}} \right )

\Delta zo_{air}= .0325\cdot \pi \cdot zo_{air}^{2}\cdot \left ( \left |.5-.5\cdot \frac{2h_{1+t}}{h_{1}+h_{2}+t} \right |^{2.2} \right )\cdot \left ( \left | \frac{t+w}{h_{1}+h_{2}+t} \right |^{2.9} \right )

zo_{as}=\frac{1}{\sqrt{er}}\cdot \left ( zo_{ssheff}-\Delta zo_{air} \right )

The source for these formulas are found in the IPC-2141A (2004) “Design Guide for High-Speed Controlled Impedance Circuit Boards”

# Symmetric Stripline Impedance

## PCB Symmetric Stripline Impedance Calculator

## Stripline Impedance Calculator

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#### Introduction

The symmetric stripline is reliable method for creating a transmission line. The stripline is a TEM (transverse electromagnetic) transmission line. Modeling approximation can be used to design the microstrip trace. By understanding the stripline transmission line, designers can properly build these structures to meet their needs.

#### Description

A stripline is constructed with a flat conductor suspended between two ground planes. The conductor and ground planes are separated by a dielectric. One advantage of the stripline is that there is an improve isolation between adjacent traces when compared with the microstrip.

#### Stripline Transmission Line Models

Models have been created to approximate the characteristics of the microstrip transmission line.

\Large m =\frac{6h}{3h+t}

\Large w_{eff} =w+\frac{t}{\pi}\cdot\ln{\left(\frac{e}{\sqrt{\left(\frac{t}{4h+t}\right)^2+\left(\frac{\pi t}{4\cdot(w+1.1\cdot t)}\right)^m}}\right)}

\Large b=2\cdot h+t

\Large D=\frac{W}{2}\cdot \left ( 1+\frac{t}{\pi w}\cdot \left ( 1+\ln \left ( \frac{4\pi w}{t} \right ) \right )+.551\left ( \frac{t}{w} \right )^{2} \right )

\Large zo_{sst2}=\frac{60}{\sqrt{er}}\cdot \ln \left ( \frac{4b}{\pi D} \right )

\large when

\Large \left ( \frac{w}{b}< .35 \right ) or \left ( \frac{t}{b}\leq .25 \right ) or \left (\frac{t}{w}\leq .11 \right )

\Large zo_{ss}=\frac{\eta o}{2\pi \sqrt{er}}\ln \left ( 1+\frac{8h}{\pi \cdot w_{eff}}\cdot \left ( \frac{16h}{\pi \cdot w_{eff}}+\sqrt{\left ( \frac{16h}{\pi \cdot w_{eff}} \right )^{2}+6.27} \right ) \right )

\large else

\Large zo_{ss}=\frac{94.15}{\left ( \frac{\frac{w}{b}}{\left ( 1-\frac{t}{b} \right )} +\frac{\theta }{\pi }\right )}

# Embedded Microstrip Impedance

## PCB Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

## Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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## Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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#### Introduction

The embedded microstrip is a similar in construction to the microstrip transmission line. Modeling approximation can be used to design the embedded microstrip trace. By understanding the embedded microstrip transmission line, designers can properly build these structures to meet their needs.

#### Description

An embedded microstrip is constructed with a flat conductor suspended over a ground plane. The conductor and ground plane are seperated by a dielectric. There is also a layer of dielectric material above the conductor. One case of an embedded microstrip transmision line is a microstrip trace with soldermask.

#### Embedded Microstrip Transmission Line Models

Models have been created to approximate the characteristics of the embedded microstrip transmission line.

\Large When \frac{w}{h_{1}}<1

\Large er_{eff}=\frac{er+1}{2}+\frac{er-1}{2}\cdot \left \{ \sqrt{\frac{w}{w+12h_{1}}}+.04\left ( 1-\frac{w}{h_{1}} \right )^{2} \right \}

\Large When \frac{w}{h_{1}}\geq 1

\Large er_{eff}=\frac{er+1}{2}+\frac{er-1}{2}\cdot \left \{ \sqrt{\frac{w}{w+12h_{1}}} \right \}

\Large w_{eff}=w+\left ( \frac{t}{\pi } \right )\cdot \ln \left \{ \frac{4e}{\sqrt{\left ( \frac{t}{h_{1}} \right )^{2}+\left ( \frac{t}{w\pi +1.1t\pi } \right )^{2}}} \right \}\cdot \frac{er_{eff}+1}{2\cdot er_{eff}}

\Large zo_{embed}=zo\cdot \left \{ \frac{1}{\sqrt{e^{\frac{-2b}{h_{1}}}+\frac{er}{zo_{surf}\cdot er_{eff}}\cdot \left ( 1-e^{\frac{-2b}{h_{1}}} \right )}} \right \}

\Large Where

\Large zo=\frac{\eta_{o}}{2\pi \sqrt{2}\sqrt{er_{eff}+1}}\cdot \ln \left ( 1+4\cdot \left ( \frac{h_{1}}{w_{eff}} \right )\cdot \left ( x_{1}+x_{2} \right ) \right )

\Large x_{1}=4\cdot \left ( \frac{h_{1}}{w_{eff}} \right )\cdot \left ( \frac{14\cdot er_{eff}+8}{11\cdot er_{eff}} \right )

\Large x_{2}=\sqrt{16\cdot \left ( \frac{h_{1}}{w_{eff}} \right )^{2}\cdot \left ( \frac{14\cdot er_{eff}+8}{11\cdot er_{eff}} \right )^{2}+\left ( \frac{er_{eff}+1}{2\cdot er_{eff}} \right )\cdot \pi ^{2}}

\Large b=h_{1}-h_{2}

# Microstrip Impedance

## PCB Microstrip Impedance Calculator

## Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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#### Introduction

The microstrip is a very simple yet useful way to create a transmission line with a PCB. There are some advantages to using a microstrip transmission line over other alternatives. Modeling approximation can be used to design the microstrip trace. By understanding the microstrip transmission line, designers can properly build these structures to meet their needs.

#### Description

A microstrip is constructed with a flat conductor suspended over a ground plane. The conductor and ground plane are seperated by a dielectric. The suface microstrip transmission line also has free space (air) as the dielectric above the conductor. This structure can be built in materials other than printed circuit boards, but will always consist of a conductor seperted from a ground plane by some dielectric material.

#### Microstrip Transmission Line Models

Models have been created to approximate the characteristics of the microstrip transmission line.

\Large When \frac{w}{h}<1

\Large er_{eff}=\frac{er+1}{2}+\frac{er-1}{2}\cdot \left \{ \sqrt{\frac{w}{w+12h}}+.04\left ( 1-\frac{w}{h} \right )^{2} \right \}

\Large When \frac{w}{h}\geq 1

\Large er_{eff}=\frac{er+1}{2}+\frac{er-1}{2}\cdot \left \{ \sqrt{\frac{w}{w+12h}} \right \}

\Large w_{eff}=w+\left ( \frac{t}{\pi } \right )\cdot \ln \left \{ \frac{4e}{\sqrt{\left ( \frac{t}{h} \right )^{2}+\left ( \frac{t}{w\pi +1.1t\pi } \right )^{2}}} \right \}\cdot \frac{er_{eff}+1}{2\cdot er_{eff}}

\Large zo=\frac{\eta_{o}}{2\pi \sqrt{2}\sqrt{er_{eff}+1}}\cdot \ln \left ( 1+4\cdot \left ( \frac{h}{w_{eff}} \right )\cdot \left ( x_{1}+x_{2} \right ) \right )

\Large Where

\Large x_{1}=4\cdot \left ( \frac{h}{w_{eff}} \right )\cdot \left ( \frac{14\cdot er_{eff}+8}{11\cdot er_{eff}} \right )

\Large x_{2}=\sqrt{16\cdot \left ( \frac{h}{w_{eff}} \right )^{2}\cdot \left ( \frac{14\cdot er_{eff}+8}{11\cdot er_{eff}} \right )^{2}+\left ( \frac{er_{eff}+1}{2\cdot er_{eff}} \right )\cdot \pi ^{2}}

# Stripline Crosstalk

## PCB Stripline Crosstalk Calculator

## Stripline Crosstalk Calculator

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#### Introduction

Crosstalk is unwanted coupled energy between traces. There are two types of crosstalk: forward and backward. This tool calculates backward crosstalk which is usually the dominant crosstalk component.

#### Description

Backwards crosstalk creates a pulse width that is twice that of the propagation time of the pulse traveling the coupling distance. The amplitude of this crosstalk is what this tool calculates. The amplitude increases as the coupling length increases up to a point. At some point the amplitude will stay constant. The crosstalk coupling calculation requires information for the driver source as well as the PCB physical characteristics. This tool calculates the crosstalk coefficient as well as the coupled voltage, both can be useful in crosstalk analysis.

#### Stripline Transmission Line Crosstalk Models

The following models approximate the forward crosstalk in stripline transmission lines.

T_{RT} = 1.017\sqrt{\varepsilon _{r\cdot 0.475+0.67}}\cdot L\cdot 2

S_{eff}=\sqrt{S^{2}+\left (h_{2}-h_{1} \right )^{2}}

h_{1eff}=\frac{h_{1}\cdot \left ( H-h_{1} \right )}{h_{1}+ \left ( H- h_{1} \right )}

h_{2eff}=\frac{h_{2}\cdot \left ( H-h_{2} \right )}{h_{2}+ \left ( H- h_{2} \right )}

if

\frac{T_{RT}}{T_{R}}\leq 1

then

CT_{dB} = 20\log \left ( \frac{1}{1+\left ( \frac{ S_{eff}^{2}}{h_{1eff}\cdot h_{2eff} } \right )}\cdot \frac{T_{RT}}{T_{R}} \right )

V_{crosstalk} = V\cdot \frac{1}{1+\left ( \frac{S_{eff}^{2}}{h_{1eff}\cdot h_{2eff} } \right )}\cdot \frac{T_{RT}}{T_{R}}

else

CT_{dB} = 20\log \left ( \frac{1}{1+\left ( \frac{ S_{eff}^{2}}{ h_{1eff}\cdot h_{2eff}} \right )^{2}}\right )

V_{crosstalk} = V\cdot \frac{1}{1+\left ( \frac{ S_{eff}^{2}}{ h_{1eff}\cdot h_{2eff}} \right )^{2}}

# Microstrip Crosstalk

## PCB Microstrip Crosstalk Calculator

## Microstrip Crosstalk Calculator

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#### Introduction

Crosstalk is unwanted coupled energy between traces. There are two types of cross talk forward and backward crosstalk. This tool calculates backward crosstalk which is usually the dominant crosstalk component.

#### Description

Backwards crosstalk creates a pulse width that is twice that of the propagation time of the pulse traveling the coupling distance. The amplitude of this crosstalk is what this tool calculates. The amplitude increases as the coupling length increases up to a point. At some point the amplitude will stay constant. The crosstalk coupling calculation requires information for the driver source as well as the PCB physical characteristics. This tool calculates the cross talk coefficient as well as the coupled voltage, both can be useful in crosstalk analysis.

#### Microstrip Transmission Line Models

Models have been created to approximate the characteristics of the forward crosstalk in microstrip transmission lines.

T_{RT} = 1.017\sqrt{\varepsilon _{r\cdot 0.475+0.67}}\cdot L\cdot 2

if

\frac{T_{RT}}{T_{R}}\leq 1

then

CT_{dB} = 20\log \left ( \frac{1}{1+\left ( \frac{S}{H} \right )^{2}}\cdot \frac{T_{RT}}{T_{R}} \right )

V_{crosstalk} = V\cdot \frac{1}{1+\left ( \frac{S}{H} \right )^{2}}\cdot \frac{T_{RT}}{T_{R}}

else

CT_{dB} = 20\log \left ( \frac{1}{1+\left ( \frac{S}{H} \right )^{2}}\right )

V_{crosstalk} = V\cdot \frac{1}{1+\left ( \frac{S}{H} \right )^{2}}

# Coax

## Coax Impedance Calculator

## Coaxial Impedance Calculator

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#### Introduction

Perhaps the most common type of transmission line is the coax. The coax is a very nice way to create a transmission line. Understanding coax can be helpful when working with it. The nice part about coax is that it can be bent and flexible unlike most pcb transmission lines.

#### Description

The basic coax cable is constructed with an inner trace and a shield separated by dielectric. The property of coax that is nice is the transverse electric magnetic (TEM) mode, which means that the magnetic and electric fields are perpendicular to the direction of the wave propagation. The characteristic impedance is primarily determined by the distance from the conductor to the shield as well as the dielectric constant of material separating them.

#### Microstrip Transmission Line Models

Models have been created to approximate the characteristics of the microstrip transmission line.

The characteristic impedance of a coax is:

z_{o}=\frac{60}{\sqrt{er}}\cdot \ln \left ( \frac{d2}{d1} \right )

The time delay in ns/inch is:

delay = 84.72\cdot 10^{-12}\cdot\sqrt{er}\cdot \frac{1}{10^{-9}}

The inductance in nH/inch is:

inductance = 5.08\cdot 10^{-9}\cdot \ln \left ( \frac{d2}{d1} \right )\cdot \frac{1}{10^{-9}}

The capacitance in pF/inch is:

capacitance = 1.41\cdot 10^{-12}\cdot \ln \left ( \frac{d2}{d1} \right )\cdot \frac{1}{10^{-12}}

# Twisted Pair

## Twisted Pair Cable Impedance Calculator

## Twisted Pair Impedance Calculator

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#### Introduction

Two conductors can create a transmission line. To make an effect transmission line with two wires it is best to create a twisted pair. Often when working with wires it is easy to create large return path loops if one is not paying close attention. The twisted pair helps create a more uniform inductance and capacitance per unit length of wire to ensure a constant impedance, by keeping the return path as close to the signal as possible.

#### Description

The geometries of the twisted pair that we should pay close attention too are the distance between the two conductors (center to center) and the diameter of the conductive wire. The effective permittivity of the material between the two conductors will be somewhere between the permittivity of the insulation on the wires and the relative permittivity of air (1).

#### Characteristic Properties of the Twisted Pair

**Characteristic Impedance** The characteristic impedance of the twisted pair is the impedance a signal will see as it travels down the conductor.

**Propagation Delay** The propagation delay of the signal is the time it takes for the signal to travel a specific distance. This tool calculates the time delay in inches per nanosecond.

**Inductance Per Unit Length** The inductance of the signal is valuable to know. Especially when creating a model for the transmission line in a simulation tool. This tool calculates the inductance in nano-henrys per inch

**Capacitance Per Unit Length** The capacitance of the signal is often need when creating a model for the transmission line in a simulation tool. This tool calculates the capacitance in pico-farads per inch

#### Twisted Pair Transmission Line Models

Models have been created to approximate the characteristics of the microstrip transmission line.

zo_{twistedpair}(ohms)=\frac{120}{\sqrt{er}}\cdot \ln \left [ \frac{2s}{d} \right ]

delay\left ( \frac{ns}{inch} \right )=84.72\cdot10^{-3}\cdot \sqrt{er}

L_{twistedpair}\left ( \frac{nH}{inch} \right )=10.16\cdot 10^{-9}\cdot \ln \left [ \frac{2s}{d} \right ]

C_{twistedpair}\left ( \frac{pF}{inch} \right )=\left ( \frac{.7065}{\ln \left ( \frac{2s}{d} \right )} \right )\cdot er

# Template with Flot

## Example Tool Template With Flot Plotting

## Tool Template

## Tool Title

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#### Plots:

- Mag & Phase
- Real & Complex

#### Using Flot with your Templates

The regular toolbox template includes the flot js library so no need to include this inside your weblog html field.

#### Event Driven Calculations:

Tool keyboard events are driven by the following bindings that work off of all fieldInput and fieldSelect classes. This will alleviate harcoding events into your tool’s html.

[geshify lang=“javascript”]
//Dynamically updates Plots via onkeyup event; Triggers active plot redraw;
$(’.fieldInput’).keyup(function () {
$(’#’+activePlot).trigger(‘click’);
})

[/geshify]

# Template With Sidebar

## Example Template With Sidebar

#### Javascript Code:

Place all your javascript code in the tools weblog entry at the bottom of the “tool_html” field. Javascript code can be in the html file or included via a standard js include link

[geshify]

[/geshify]

#### Event Driven Calculations:

Tool keyboard events are driven by the following bindings that work off of all fieldInput and fieldSelect classes. This will alleviate harcoding events into your tool’s html.

[geshify lang=“javascript”]
// Tool onkeyup and onchange events for updating output values
$(”.fieldInput”).keyup(function(event){
testMe();
});
$(”.fieldSelect”).change(function(event){
testMe();
});

[/geshify]

# Trace Resistance

## PCB Trace Resistance Calculator

## Trace Resistance Calculator

## Trace Resistance

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#### Introduction

The purpose of this calculator is to solve the resistance of a copper conductor based upon physical dimensions. The resistance of a trace can be useful in many ways. The power dissipation in a trace is calculated after one has determined the trace resistance. The trace resistance can also be helpful if a circuit requires precision resistors and the pcb traces cab effect the resistance value.

The equation for resistance of a rectangular conductor is:

R=\rho \cdot \frac{L}{T\cdot W}\cdot \left ( 1+tc\cdot \left ( temp-25 \right ) \right )

Where

\rho=resistivity

L= length

W=trace width

T=trace height

Resistivity of Copper is: 1.7E-6 ohm-cm

Temp_Co of Copper is: 3.9E-3 ohm/ohm/C

# Resistor Tables

## Standard Resistor Tables (Based on EIA Preferred Values)

0.1%, 0.25%, and 0.5% Resistor Table (E192) | |||||||||||
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100 | 101 | 102 | 104 | 105 | 106 | 107 | 109 | 110 | 111 | 113 | 114 |

115 | 117 | 118 | 120 | 121 | 123 | 124 | 126 | 127 | 129 | 130 | 132 |

133 | 135 | 137 | 138 | 140 | 142 | 143 | 145 | 147 | 149 | 150 | 152 |

154 | 156 | 158 | 160 | 162 | 164 | 165 | 167 | 169 | 172 | 174 | 176 |

178 | 180 | 182 | 184 | 187 | 189 | 191 | 193 | 196 | 198 | 200 | 203 |

205 | 208 | 210 | 213 | 215 | 218 | 221 | 223 | 226 | 229 | 232 | 234 |

237 | 240 | 243 | 246 | 249 | 252 | 255 | 258 | 261 | 264 | 267 | 271 |

274 | 277 | 280 | 284 | 287 | 291 | 294 | 298 | 301 | 305 | 309 | 312 |

316 | 320 | 324 | 328 | 332 | 336 | 340 | 344 | 348 | 352 | 357 | 361 |

365 | 370 | 374 | 379 | 383 | 388 | 392 | 397 | 402 | 407 | 412 | 417 |

422 | 427 | 432 | 437 | 442 | 448 | 453 | 459 | 464 | 470 | 475 | 481 |

487 | 493 | 499 | 505 | 511 | 517 | 523 | 530 | 536 | 542 | 549 | 556 |

562 | 569 | 576 | 583 | 590 | 597 | 604 | 612 | 619 | 626 | 634 | 642 |

649 | 657 | 665 | 673 | 681 | 690 | 698 | 706 | 715 | 723 | 732 | 741 |

750 | 759 | 768 | 777 | 787 | 796 | 806 | 816 | 825 | 835 | 845 | 856 |

866 | 876 | 887 | 898 | 909 | 920 | 931 | 942 | 953 | 965 | 976 | 988 |

Standard Values: |

1% Resistor Table (E96) | |||||||||||
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100 | 102 | 105 | 107 | 110 | 113 | 115 | 118 | 121 | 124 | 127 | 130 |

133 | 137 | 140 | 143 | 147 | 150 | 154 | 158 | 162 | 165 | 169 | 174 |

178 | 182 | 187 | 191 | 196 | 200 | 205 | 210 | 215 | 221 | 226 | 232 |

237 | 243 | 249 | 255 | 261 | 267 | 274 | 280 | 287 | 294 | 301 | 309 |

316 | 324 | 332 | 340 | 348 | 357 | 365 | 374 | 383 | 392 | 402 | 412 |

422 | 432 | 442 | 453 | 464 | 475 | 487 | 499 | 511 | 523 | 536 | 549 |

562 | 576 | 590 | 604 | 619 | 634 | 649 | 665 | 681 | 698 | 715 | 732 |

750 | 768 | 787 | 806 | 825 | 845 | 866 | 887 | 909 | 931 | 953 | 976 |

Standard Values: |

2% Resistor Table (E48) | |||||||||||
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100 | 105 | 110 | 115 | 121 | 127 | 133 | 140 | 147 | 154 | 162 | 169 |

178 | 187 | 196 | 205 | 215 | 226 | 237 | 249 | 261 | 274 | 287 | 301 |

316 | 332 | 348 | 365 | 383 | 402 | 422 | 442 | 464 | 487 | 511 | 536 |

562 | 590 | 619 | 649 | 681 | 715 | 750 | 787 | 825 | 866 | 909 | 953 |

Standard Values: |

5% Resistor Table (E24) | |||||||||||
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100 | 110 | 120 | 130 | 150 | 160 | 180 | 200 | 220 | 240 | 270 | 300 |

330 | 360 | 390 | 430 | 470 | 510 | 560 | 620 | 680 | 750 | 820 | 910 |

Standard Values: |

10% Resistor Table (E12) | |||||||||||
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100 | 120 | 150 | 180 | 220 | 270 | 330 | 390 | 470 | 560 | 680 | 820 |

Standard Values: |

20% Resistor Table (E6) | |||||
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100 | 150 | 220 | 330 | 470 | 680 |

Standard Values: |