One of the most crucial high performance systems-on-chip design challenge is to front their power supply noise sufferance due to high frequencies, huge number of functional blocks and technology scaling down. Marking a difference from traditional post physical-design static voltage drop analysis, /a priori dynamic voltage drop/evaluation is the focus of this work. It takes into account transient currents and on-chip and package /RLC/ parasitics while exploring the power grid design solution space: Design countermeasures can be thus early defined and long post physical-design verification cycles can be shortened. As shown by an extensive set of results, a carefully extracted and modular grid library assures realistic evaluation of parasitics impact on noise and facilitates the power network construction; furthermore statistical analysis guarantees a correct current envelope evaluation and Spice simulations endorse reliable results.
|Titolo:||Statistical Power Supply Dynamic Noise Prediction in Hierarchical Power Grid and Package Networks|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.vlsi.2008.01.001|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|