A quasi three-dimensional distributed electromagnetic model for complex power distribution networks

M. J. Choi, C. Cangellaris

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This paper describes a systematic methodology for the electromagnetic modeling of complex power distribution networks. The proposed methodology uses locally three-dimensional modifications to an otherwise two-dimensional description of the behavior of electromagnetic fields between power/ground plane pairs, to model correctly the field behavior at discontinuities such as vias, pins, as well as splits in the power/ground plane structure. Furthermore, a systematic synthesis methodology is presented for the direct generation of a SPICE-compatible multi-port macro-model for the power distribution network from its discrete quasi three-dimensional model. The proposed modeling and equivalent circuit synthesis methodologies are validated through a specific numerical simulation study of the transient electromagnetic analysis of a power/ground plane pair during switching.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1111-1116
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - Electronic Components and Technology Conference
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Event51st Electronic Components and Technology Conference - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 29 2001Jun 1 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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