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Full-wave simulation of electromagnetic coupling effects in RF and mixed-signal ICs using a time-domain finite-element method

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2 Author(s)
White, D.A. ; Lawrence Livermore Nat. Lab., CA, USA ; Stowell, M.

This paper describes the computer simulation and modeling of distributed electromagnetic coupling effects in analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits. Distributed electromagnetic coupling effects include magnetic coupling of adjacent interconnects and/or planar spiral inductors, substrate coupling due to stray electric currents in a conductive substrate, and full-wave electromagnetic radiation. These coupling mechanisms are inclusively simulated by solving the full-wave Maxwell's equations using a three-dimensional (3-D) time-domain finite-element method. This simulation approach is quite general and can be used for circuit layouts that include isolation wells, guard rings, and 3-D metallic structures. A state-variable behavioral modeling procedure is used to construct simple linear models that mimic the distributed electromagnetic effects. These state-variable models can easily be incorporated into a VHDL-AMS simulation providing a means to include distributed electromagnetic effects into a circuit simulation.

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Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:52 ,  Issue: 5 )