Microstrip and co-planar waveguides (CPWs) are commonly used as planar transmission lines and are designed and measured as part of a material characterization test vehicle. Their insertion loss provides a good idea about the electrical performance of sub-sections.

Figure 1:  Microstrip test vehicle: design of a microstrip line with TRL (thru, reflect and line) structures

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