Closed-Form Metrics to Accurately Model the Response in General Arbitrarily-Coupled RC Trees

Dinesh Pamunuwa, Shauki Elassaad

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Closed form expressions are presented for the first and second moment of the impulse response for arbitrarily-coupled RC trees with multiple drivers, and used to generate accurate second order estimations of the transfer function from any driver to the receiver. The superposition of the waveforms for all switching events allows precise delay and noise calculations for systems of coupled interconnects with different aggressor arrival times, with a minimum of computational complexity.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationProc. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, (ISCAS)
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2003

Structured keywords

  • Photonics and Quantum


  • RC circuits
  • analogue integrated circuits
  • circuit complexity
  • delay estimation
  • integrated circuit modelling
  • integrated circuit noise
  • transfer functions
  • transient response
  • trees (mathematics)
  • aggressor arrival times
  • arbitrarily-coupled RC trees
  • closed form expressions
  • closed form metrics
  • computational complexity
  • coupled interconnects
  • delay calculations
  • first moment
  • impulse response
  • multiple drivers
  • noise calculations
  • noise modeling
  • second moment
  • second order estimations
  • switching events
  • transfer function
  • waveform superposition
  • Capacitors
  • Computational complexity
  • Information technology
  • Integrated circuit interconnections
  • Laboratories
  • Microelectronics
  • Propagation delay
  • Transfer functions
  • Upper bound
  • Wiring

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