100 ADS Design Examples Based on the Textbook: RF and Microwave Circuit Design
November 2019
Michael Benker

Example 2.11-2C: Calculate the input impedance of a quarter wave open-circuited microstrip transmission line using termination with end effects.

An open circuit microstrip line generates a capacitive end effect due to radiation. This radiation is observable in the results from the following simulation. Note that the impedance at 180 degrees is more capacitive than was the open circuit transmission line with out any termination.