026/100 Lumped Element Smith Chart Movements: Series Inductor

Example 3.5-1: Measure the amount of movement caused by the reactance added to the circuit below. Measure the change from the starting point to the end point on the Smith Chart.


The circuit simulated gives the following result:


Recall that the circuit without a series inductor had the following result:


Through this simulation, it is shown that adding a series inductor causes the smith chart diagram plot to move in a clockwise direction.

Note the change using the Smith Chart matching tool: