# Building a Circulator out of Ceramics

## One thought on “Building a Circulator out of Ceramics”

1. Andy says:

This works only on circular microstrip circulators on top of one ferrite puck. When you sandwich the strip between pucks, the parallel-plate theory already fails. When you try designing a lumped element type, or anything beyond “a coin with arrows”, everything comes down to stupid cut and try method. HFSS simulations can take decades. That’s why Konishi was using a complex mesh, for achieving a symmetry, and cutting down work on matching. If you have ideas on process of pinpoint matching and best diameter selection for lumped element/asymmetrical stripline, circulator, please share.