By Topic

Simulation Based Feasibility Study of Wireless RF Interconnects for 3D ICs

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
More, A. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA, USA ; Taskin, B.

A feasibility study of inter-tier wireless interconnects to be used in conjunction with through silicon vias (TSVs) for global communication in 3D ICs is presented. The feasibility is shown by performing a full wave electromagnetic analysis of on-chip communicating antennas in a 3D IC, modeled according to a fully-depleted silicon on insulator (FDSOI) 3D circuit integration technology. It is shown that the selected transmitting and receiving antennas provide a strong signal coupling at the adjacent (-6.67 dB) and the non-adjacent (-6.93 dB) tiers of the 3D IC at a radiation frequency of 10GHz. In addition to permitting non-adjacent tier communication, wireless interconnects are superior to TSVs in permitting non-vertically aligned connections between IC tiers.

Published in:

VLSI (ISVLSI), 2010 IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on

Date of Conference:

5-7 July 2010