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    I noticed some unexpected results, when I did some S-Parameter Simulation with complex Port Impedances. While I am aware, that this is a highly unusual scenario, from a theoretical point of view it is well layed out. From what I can tell from the technical documentation, the S-Parameters in QucsStudio are based on the Power Wave Defintion from Kurokowa (IEEE Paper “Power Waves and the Scattering Matrix” 1965)  which is the usual case and includes complex port impedances. On the contrary, the QucsStudio S-Parameter Simulation seems to ignore the imaginary part of a complex port impedance and to deliver the result for the purley real port impedance case.

    I compared it to ADS and AWR. A trivial case as an example is attached.

    Btw, the technical documentation is a very nice read. Thumbs up 🙂

    Best regards,




    You’re right, complex port impedances are not supported. A warning would be nice here.

    But the Touchstone file component supports the necessary transformation, if the property “func” is set to “complexZ0”. For frequency-independent port impedances, the s1p-file needs two lines only. See example in the picture.


    Thanks a lot!

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