Hierarchical modeling and computationally-efficient transient simulation of on-chip power grid

In Jae Chung, Andreas C Cangellaris

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Abstract

We report on an unconditionally-stable, Crank-Nicolson numerical integration scheme for the computationally-efficient, transient electromagnetic analysis of the on-chip power grid during switching. Compared to the conditionally-stable finite-difference time-domain approach, this scheme provides for two orders of magnitude reduction in the time required for the numerical simulation. The resulting transient electromagnetic field solver is interfaced with a SPICE simulation engine. Its use is demonstrated through the transient, nonlinear switching analysis of a portion of an on-chip power grid used in the 90-nm CPU process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 57th Electronic Components and Technology Conference 2007, ECTC '07
Pages1632-1637
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 22 2007
Event57th Electronic Components and Technology Conference 2007, ECTC '07 - Sparks, NV, United States
Duration: May 29 2007Jun 1 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - Electronic Components and Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)0569-5503

Other

Other57th Electronic Components and Technology Conference 2007, ECTC '07
CountryUnited States
CitySparks, NV
Period5/29/076/1/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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