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Crosstalk effects in multiwall carbon nanotube (MWCNT) interconnects for future ICs are investigated by virtue of the equivalent single conductor model and the finite-difference time-domain solution of transmission line equations. The worst case time delay and the peak crosstalk voltage on victim wire of multiwire MWCNT interconnect configurations are derived and compared to those of the copper (Cu) wire counterparts for the intermediate and global interconnects at the 22- and 14-nm technology nodes. The numerical results illustrate that the crosstalk-induced time delays in the MWCNT interconnects are much smaller than those in the Cu interconnects, in particular, for longer wires. Nevertheless, the MWCNT interconnects exhibit little improvement on the crosstalk-induced noises in comparison with their Cu counterparts.
Electromagnetic Compatibility, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:54 , Issue: 1 )
Date of Publication: Feb. 2012