Dielectric connectors for multilayered hybrid integration technology are considered in this paper. The design of one of the connectors which works on the nonradiative dielectric (NRD) waveguide mode has been carried out using a transmission-line model. For this connector, since the slots for the microstrip NRD guide coupling lie directly above one another, considerable space is released compared to the traditional method of using an NRD guide. To further enhance the integration, a novel way of feeding the dielectric connector using a tail-ended tapered microstrip line has also been designed and tested. ©1999 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Microwave Opt Technol Lett 23: 230–233, 1999.
Dr. Dhanesh G. Kurup and A. Rydberg, “Dielectric connectors for multilayered RF integration”, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 23, pp. 230–233, 1999.