Chapter 8. Two-Port Networks

  1. Devendra K. Misra

Published Online: 25 AUG 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471653764.ch8

Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design, Second Edition

Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design, Second Edition

How to Cite

Misra, D. K. (2004) Two-Port Networks, in Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits: Analysis and Design, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471653764.ch8

Author Information

  1. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2004
  2. Published Print: 17 AUG 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471478737

Online ISBN: 9780471653769

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Keywords:

  • impedance parameters;
  • admittance parameters;
  • hybrid parameters;
  • transmission parameters;
  • scattering parameters;
  • chain scattering parameters

Summary

Electronic circuits are frequently needed for processing a given electrical signal to extract the desired information or characteristics. This includes boosting the strength of a weak signal or filtering out certain frequency bands and so forth. Most of these circuits can be modeled as a black box that contains a linear network comprising resistors, inductors, capacitors, and dependent sources. Thus, it may include electronic devices but not the independent sources. Further, it has four terminals, two for input and the other two for output of the signal. There may be a few more terminals to supply the bias voltage for electronic devices. However, these bias conditions are embedded in equivalent dependent sources. Hence, a large class of electronic circuits can be modeled as two-port networks. Parameters of the two-port completely describe its behavior in terms of voltage and current at each port. These parameters simplify the description of its operation when the two-port network is connected into a larger system. Selected parameters associated with the two-port network are defined in this chapter along with their characteristics and relations for converting from one to other kinds.