Two general algorithms for the modeling of lossy transmission lines with frequency-dependent parameters are contrasted and compared. The first is based on the generalized method of characteristics while the second is based on the more recent Padé macromodeling approach. The different approximations made in these two algorithms are contrasted and computational evidence is presented to show that these two methods complement rather than compete with each other.

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Conference IEEE 10th Topical Meeting on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging
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Elfadel, I.M., Huang, H.-M., Ruehli, A.E., Dounavis, A., & Nakhla, M.S. (2001). A comparative study of two transient analysis algorithms for lossy transmission lines with frequency-dependent data. In IEEE Topical Meeting on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging (pp. 255–256).