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TSVs in 3D integrated circuits are a source of noise that can affect nearby transistor performance. So an analytical physics-based model of the TSV-to-substrate coupling is proposed to perform time domain or noise simulations. Silicon measurements at low frequencies and radiofrequencies are reported. Simulations are done using a software performing device and electromagnetic co-simulations. The model and simulations are validated by measurements. Simulations to study the sensitivity of the TSV structure to the layout show changes in the TSV-to-substrate coupling behavior.
Date of Conference: May 29 2012-June 1 2012