Analytic Modeling of Interconnects for Deep Sub-Micron Circuits

Dinesh Pamunuwa, Shauki Elassaad, Hannu Tenhunen

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Closed form equations for second order transfer functions of general arbitrarily-coupled RC trees with multiple drivers are reported. The models allow precise delay and noise calculations for systems of coupled interconnects with guaranteed stability, and represent the minimum complexity associated with this class of circuits. The simplicity, accuracy and generality of the models make them suitable for use in early delay and noise planning of global signals in complex systems.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationPro. IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-aided design
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2003


  • computational complexity
  • delay estimation
  • integrated circuit modelling
  • integrated circuit noise
  • transfer functions
  • trees (mathematics)
  • Analytic modeling
  • arbitrarily coupled RC trees
  • closed form equations
  • complex systems
  • coupled interconnects
  • deep submicron circuits
  • delay calculations
  • multiple drivers
  • noise calculations
  • second order transfer functions
  • stability
  • Circuit noise
  • Circuit stability
  • Coupling circuits
  • Crosstalk
  • Delay
  • Driver circuits
  • Equations
  • Integrated circuit interconnections
  • Laboratories
  • Transfer functions

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