Module frequency and noise budget limitations/tradeoffs in multi-chip modules as a function of CMOS chips integration

R. Senthinathan, J. L. Prince, A. C. Cangellaris

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Abstract

A detailed investigation of the limits of module clock frequency, coupled noise, and simultaneous switching noise was performed as a function of CMOS chip integration level of multi-chip assemblies. The objective of this study is to analyze noise limitations, and to predict the system performance as a function of integration level. Results have demonstrated that unwanted coupled noise and simultaneous switching noise are a major degradation/limitation factor with high levels of integration in multi-chip modules (MCMs). This effect is especially a major limiting factor with scaled and reducedsupply-voltage CMOS chips. Closed-form equations are included to estimate the module frequency and the overall noise budget for MCMs. Design curves are shown for CMOS MCM system frequency, and noise budget limitations are discussed for various levels of chip integrations. Results from case studies on performance and noise limits of future workstation MCMs are explained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication13th IEEE/CHMT International Electronics Manufacturing Technology Symposium - Integrated Manufacturing
Subtitle of host publicationThe Future Is Now, IEMT 1992
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages348-352
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0780307550, 9780780307551
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes
Event13th IEEE/CHMT International Electronics Manufacturing Technology Symposium, IEMT 1992 - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Sep 28 1992Sep 30 1992

Publication series

Name13th IEEE/CHMT International Electronics Manufacturing Technology Symposium - Integrated Manufacturing: The Future Is Now, IEMT 1992

Conference

Conference13th IEEE/CHMT International Electronics Manufacturing Technology Symposium, IEMT 1992
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period9/28/929/30/92

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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