Method for Creating a Stripline Prototype
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
A quick method for creating a stripline prototype is disclosed in which rivets are used for both connecting ground-signal planes and for providing passages for component leads. The method, as shown by the following example, includes: 1. Selecting the proper dimension of the printed circuit material by calculating the width (w) of the stripline required using the formula: w = .595 (4b/EXP(Z0 ER .5/60)) - 2.104t t = thickness of the stripline b = distance between component side 14 and ground plane 16 Z0 = the characteristic impedance ER = electric field intensity. 2. Laying out the circuit to be prototyped on one side of the double-sided circuit board 8, drawing a center line (CL) to provide alignment (as shown in Fig. 1) and punching all component lead holes. 3.