Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

A CAD methodology and tool for the characterization of wide on-chip buses

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

5 Author(s)
Elfadel, I.M. ; IBM Thomas J. Watson Res. Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA ; Deutsch, A. ; Kopcsay, G. ; Rubin, B.
more authors

In this paper, we describe a CAD methodology for the full electrical characterization of high-performance, on-chip data buses. The goal of this methodology is to allow the accurate modeling and analysis of wide, on-chip data buses as early as possible in the design cycle. The modeling is based on a manufacturing (rather than design-manual) description of the back-end-of-the-line (BEOL) cross section of a given technology and on a full yet contained description of the power-ground mesh in which the data bus is embedded. One major aspect of the resulting electrical models is that they allow the designer to evaluate the wide bus from the three viewpoints of signal timing, crosstalk (both inductive and capacitive), and common-mode signal integrity. Another major aspect is that they take into account such important high-frequency phenomena as the dependence of the current return-path resistance on frequencies. The CAD methodology described in this paper has been extensively correlated with on-chip hardware measurements.

Published in:

Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, 2004. Proceedings  (Volume:3 )

Date of Conference:

16-20 Feb. 2004

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.