PCB Transmission Line Quiz

A PCB transmission line is a type of interconnection used for moving signals from their transmitters to their receivers on a printed circuits board. They are very complex to understand, which is why we created this quiz. Find out how much you know about PCB transmission lines!

PCB transmission line quiz

Question #1: How many conductors a PCB transmission line is usually composed of?

Question #2: What are usually these conductors?

Question #3: Which of the following is called a coplanar transmission line?

Question #4: What is the volume between the two conductors?

Question #5: Why do transmission lines need to have a controlled impedance at high frequencies?

Question #6: Electromagnetic signals travel in vacuum or air at the same speed as of light. Why do signals travel on PCB transmission lines at a slower speed?

Question #7: What does “tpd” refer to?

Question #8: What is the propagation delay?

Question #9: Which of the following equations calculates the propagation delay on microstrips?

Question #10: What is approximately the signal speed for Isola 370HR materials on a stripline?

Question #11: What is approximately the propagation delay for Rogers 4000 series materials on a microstrip?


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