Planar transmission lines are flat, ribbon-shaped transmission lines
with conductors, or in some cases dielectric (insulating) strips. They
are used to interconnect components on printed circuits and integrated
circuits working at microwave frequencies, since the planar lines are
suited to the manufacturing methods for these components. Transmission
line theory is used when the line is longer than a large fraction of a
wavelength. At microwave frequencies, this distance is measured in
millimetres, which is small enough that these lines can be used for
constructing components as well as interconnecting them. The cross-
section of the line is usually kept constant so that its electrical
behaviour is highly predictable. The first planar transmission line,
stripline, was conceived during World War II by Robert M. Barrett;
other types in modern use include microstrip, suspended stripline, and
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