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The importance of inductance and inductive coupling for on-chip wiring

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15 Author(s)
Deutsch, A. ; IBM Thomas J. Watson Res. Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA ; Smith, H. ; Katopis, G.A. ; Becker, W.D.
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The importance of inductance and inductive coupling for accurate delay and crosstalk prediction in on-chip interconnections is investigated experimentally for the top three layers in a five-layer wiring structure and guidelines are formulated. In-plane and between-plane crosstalk and delay dependence on driver and receiver circuit device sizes and line lengths and width are analyzed with representative CMOS circuits. Simplified constant-parameter, distributed coupled-line RLC-circuit representation that approximates the waveforms predicted with frequency-dependent line parameters is shown to be feasible.

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Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging, 1997., IEEE 6th Topical Meeting on

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27-29 Oct. 1997