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As the operating frequency of the processor approaches 1 GHz and beyond, the package dimensions are no longer small when compared to the wavelength. In order to reduce the emissions from the package, it is necessary to include certain package design features. Three different package designs are investigated to study their relative efficiency in suppressing the emissions. The first package design uses ground patches to reduce cross talk. This scheme was observed to be increasing emissions beyond 1.5 GHz. The second package design utilized stitching vias to suppress the radiation. This scheme was observed to be ineffective in suppressing emissions due to many existing power and ground vias within the area under the die. The existing vias with checkerboard for low loop inductance design results excellent EMI reduction up to 20 GHz. The third design uses the retreated power plane to reduce the emission, and it shows good performance.
Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging, 2002
Date of Conference: 21-23 Oct. 2002