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SmithChart
&
MatchingNetwork
James Lu
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NonͲmatchedImpedance(I=0)
in
variationswithline
lengthandfrequency
• Poweriswastedbecauseofreactivepower,
whichcanalsodamageequipmentduring
shortcircuit(forexample)
• SWR>1:therewillbevoltagemaximaon
theline,voltagebreakdownathighpower
levels
• Noises(bouncesorechoes)
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BenefitsofMatching(I=0)
• Z
in
=Z
O,
independentoflinelength,
andfrequency(overthebandwidth
ofthematchingnetwork)
isachieved
• SWR=1:novoltagepeaksontheline
• Nobounces(echoes)
UQ
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for some other
reasons? Then, we need to build a matching network so that the
source effectively sees a match load.
0 = I
L
Z
s
P
0
Z
M
Typically we only want to use lossless devices such as
capacitors, inductors, transmission lines, in our matching
network so that we do not dissipate any power in the network
and deliver all the available power to the load.
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NormalizedImpedance
jx r
Z
Z
z
o
+ = =
It will be easier if we normalize the load impedance to the
characteristic impedance of the transmission line attached to
I ÷
I +
=
1
1
z
Since the impedance is a complex number, the reflection
coefficient will be a complex number
jv u + = I
( )
2 2
2 2
v u 1
v u 1
r
+ ÷
÷ ÷
=
( )
2 2
v u 1
v 2
x
+ ÷
=
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SmithCharts
The impedance as a function of reflection coefficient can be
re-written in the form:
( )
2 2
2 2
v u 1
v u 1
r
+ ÷
÷ ÷
=
( )
2 2
v u 1
v 2
x
+ ÷
=
( )
2
2
2
r 1
1
v
r 1
r
u
+
= +
|
.
|

\
|
+
÷
( )
2
2
2
x
1
x
1
v 1 u =
|
.
|

\
|
÷ + ÷
These are equations for
circles on the (u,v) plane
( )
2 2 2
) ( a y y x x
o o
= ÷ + ÷
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SmithChart– RealCircles
1 0.5 0 0.5 1
1
0.5
0.5
1
{ } I Re
{ } I Im
r=0
r=1/3
r=1
r=2.5
1 = I Circle
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SmithChart– ImaginaryCircles
1 0.5 0 0.5 1
1
0.5
0.5
1
{ } I Re
{ } I Im
x=1/3 x=1 x=2.5
x=-1/3 x=-1 x=-2.5
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SmithChart
Impedances, voltages,
currents, etc. all repeat
every half wavelength
z=1+j
Capacitive
Purely imaginary impedances
along the periphery
Purely real impedances along
the horizontal centre line
Open
(z=·)
Short
(z=0)
z=1
Inductive
y=1/(1+j)
=0.5-j0.5
S
W
R
max) at (
1
1
P r S
o
=
I ÷
I +
=
L L L
jx r z + =
I ÷
I +
=
1
1
l
l
l
z
I ÷
I +
=
1
1
1
1
+
÷
= I = I
L
L
L
z
z
l j
l j
l
e
e
ì
t
|
4
2
÷
÷
I =
I = I
I=1
I=Ͳ1
I=0
r r
o o
P P
max max
P P
min min
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SmithChartExample1
Given:
O = 50 Z
o
° Z = I 45 5 . 0
L
What is Z
L
?
( )
O + O =
+ O =
5 . 67 5 . 69
35 . 1 39 . 1 50
j
j Z
L
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SmithChartExample2
Given:
O = 50 Z
o
O ÷ O = 25 j 15 Z
L
What is I
L
?
5 . 0 j 3 . 0
50
25 j 15
z
L
÷ =
O
O ÷ O
=
° ÷ Z = I 123 6 . 0
L
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z1 = 2 + j
z2 = 1.5 -j2
z3 = j4
z4 = 3
z5 = infinity
z6 = 0
z7 = 1
z8 = 3.68 -j18
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SmithChartExample3
Given:
O = 50 Z
o
O + O = 50 j 50 Z
L
What is Z
in
at 50 MHz?
0 . 1 j 0 . 1
50
50 j 50
z
L
+ =
O
O + O
=
° Z = I 64 445 . 0
L
ns 78 . 6 = t
ì ì ìt
et ì t |
339 . 0 10 78 . 6 10 50
9 6
2 / 4 2
= = =
I = I = I = I
÷
÷ ÷ ÷
f l
e e e
j
L
l j
L
l j
L in
° =180
in
0
° Z = I 180 445 . 0
in
( ) O = + O = 19 0 . 0 38 . 0 50 j Z
in
° = et 244 2
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A matching network is going to be a combination of elements
connected in series AND parallel.
Impedance is NOT well suited when working
with parallel configurations.
2 1 L
Z Z Z + =
2
Z
1
Z
2
Z
1
Z
2 1
2 1
L
Z Z
Z Z
Z
+
=
ZI V =
For parallel loads it is better to work with
YV I =
2
Y
1
Y
2 1 L
Y Y Y + =
1
1
Z
1
Y =
Impedance is well suited when working
with series configurations. For example:
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jb g YZ
Y
Y
y
o
o
+ = = =
I +
I ÷
=
1
1
y
( )
2 2
2 2
v u 1
v u 1
g
+ +
÷ ÷
=
( )
2 2
v u 1
v 2
b
+ +
÷
=
( )
2
2
2
g 1
1
v
g 1
g
u
+
= +
|
|
.
|

\
|
+
+
( )
2
2
2
b
1
b
1
v 1 u =
|
.
|

\
|
+ + +
These are equations for
circles on the (u,v) plane
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1 0.5 0 0.5 1
1
0.5
0.5
1
1 0.5 0 0.5 1
1
0.5
0.5
1
{ } I Re
{ } I Im
g=1/3
b=-1
b=-1/3
g=1 g=2.5 g=0
b=2.5
b=1/3
b=1
b=-2.5
{ } I Im
{ } I Re
g=·
b=·
Conductance Circles Susceptance Circles
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• For a matching network that contains elements
connected in series and parallel, we will need two
types of Smith charts
¾ impedance Smith chart
• The admittance Smith chart is the impedance
Smith chart rotated 180 degrees.
– We could use one Smith chart and flip the reflection
coefficient vector 180 degrees when switching between
a series configuration to a parallel configuration.
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• Procedure:
•Plot 1+j1 on chart
•vector =
•Flip vector 180 degrees
Given:
° Z64 445 . 0
Find I & z
1 j 1 y + =
° ÷ Z = I 116 445 . 0
Plot y
Flip 180
degrees
I & z
5 . 0 5 . 0 j z ÷ =
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• Procedure:
• Plot I
• Flip vector by 180
degrees
Given:
Find Y
° + Z = I 45 5 . 0 O = 50 Z
o
Plot I
Flip 180
degrees
36 . 0 j 38 . 0 y ÷ =
( )
( ) S j
j Y
3
10 2 . 7 6 . 7
36 . 0 38 . 0
50
1
÷
÷ =
÷
O
=
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MatchingExample
0 = I
O 100
s
P
O = 50 Z
0 M
Match 100O load to a 50O system at 100MHz
A 100O resistor in parallel would do the trick, but ½ of
the power would be dissipated in the matching network.
We want to use only lossless elements such as inductors
and capacitors so we don’t dissipate any power in the
matching network
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MatchingExample
 We need to go from
z=2+j0 to z=1+j0 on
the Smith chart
 We won’t get any
series impedance so
something in parallel.
 We need to flip over
chart
Impedance
Chart
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MatchingExample
 y=0.5+j0
mirror of the r=1
circle as a guide.
Chart
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MatchingExample
 y=0.5+j0
mirror of the r=1
circle as a guide
imaginary
Chart
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MatchingExample
 y=0.5+j0
mirror of the r=1
circle as a guide
imaginary
Chart
( )
pF 16 C
C MHz 100 2 j
50
5 . 0 j
5 . 0 j jb
=
t =
O
=
pF 16
O 100
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MatchingExample
series impedance
 Flip to the
impedance Smith
Chart
 We land at on the
r=1 circle at x=-1, i.e.
z = 1 – j1
Impedance
Chart
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MatchingExample
imaginary
z=1+j0
Impedance
Chart
pF 16
O 100
( ) ( )
nH 80 L
L MHz 100 2 j 50 0 . 1 j
0 . 1 j jx
=
t = O
=
nH 80
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MatchingExample
 This solution would
have also worked
Impedance
Chart
pF 32
O 100
nH 160
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50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150
40
35
30
25
20
15
10
5
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Frequency (MHz)
R
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(
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)
MatchingBandwidth
50 MHz
150 MHz
Because the inductor and capacitor
impedances change with frequency, the
match works over a narrow frequency range
pF 16
O 100
nH 80
Impedance
Chart
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SingleStubTuner
0 = I
l
1
l
2
Stub length l = t u
p
=fìt
Phase shift: u
¸
=2|l=2(2t/ì)l=4t(l/ì)
z
in
=1 (y
in
=1)
Z
L
Z
0
Goal:
Z
0
Z
0
Open
or
Short
y
l1
y
l2
y
in
= y
l1
+ y
l2
= 1
= (g
l1
+ jb
l1
) + jb
l2
g
l1
= 1 (real-part condition)
b
l1
= -b
l2
(imaginary-part condition)
(2 Degrees of freedom)
l
l
l
l
l
l
e
z
y
| 2
1
1 1
÷
I = I
I +
I ÷
= =
Open: Z
in
= -jZ
o
cot|l, or z
in
= -jcot|l
Short: Z
in
= jZ
o
tan|l, or z
in
= jtan|l
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SingleStubTuner
chart
 y=0.5+j0
Cable 1 rotates the
reflection
coefficient
clockwise to g=1.
Chart
l
1
= 0.152ì
Match 100O load to a 50O system
at 100MHz using two transmission
lines connected in parallel
 y
1l
=1+j0.72
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SingleStubTuner
 The stub has to add
a normalized
to bring the
trajectory to the
center of the Smith
Chart
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Chart
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SingleStubTuner
Chart
 An short stub of
zero length has an
cable to the short
of the stub will
reach to -0.72
l
2
= (0.401-0.25)ì = 0.151ì
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SingleStubTuner
0 = I
100O
l
2
= 0.151ì
l
1
= 0.152ì
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Chart
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SingleStubTuner
Chart
0 = I
100O
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l
2
= 0.097ì
l
1
= 0.347ì
This solution would
have worked as well.
An open stub of
zero length has an
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40
35
30
25
20
15
10
5
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Frequency (MHz)
R
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C
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(
d
B
)
0 = I
100O
SingleStubTunerMatchingBandwidth
50 MHz
150 MHz
Because the cable phase changes linearly
with frequency, the match works over a
narrow frequency range
Impedance
Chart
l
2
= 0.097ì
l
1
= 0.347ì
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Summary
• Impedance matching is necessary to:
– reduce VSWR
– obtain maximum power transfer
• Lump reactive elements and a single
stub can be used.
• A quarter-wave line can also be used to
transform resistance values, and act as
an impedance inverter.
• These matching network types are
narrow-band: they are designed to
operate at a single frequency only.