This paper presents a comprehensive and modular modeling framework for stochastic signal integrity analysis of complex high-speed links. Such systems are typically composed of passive linear networks and nonlinear, usually active, devices. The key idea of the proposed contribution is to express the signals at the ports of each of such system elements or subnetworks as a polynomial chaos expansion. This allows one to compute, for each block, equivalent deterministic models describing the stochastic variations of the network voltages and currents. Such models are synthesized into SPICE-compatible circuit equivalents, which are readily connected together and simulated in standard circuit simulators. Only a single circuit simulation of such an equivalent network is required to compute the pertinent statistical information of the entire system, without the need of running a large number of time-consuming electromagnetic circuit cosimulations. The accuracy and efficiency of the proposed approach, which is applicable to a large class of complex circuits, are verified by performing signal integrity investigations of two interconnect examples.
A comprehensive and modular stochastic modeling framework for the variability-aware assessment of signal integrity in high-speed links / Ye, Y; Spina, D; Manfredi, P; Vande Ginste, D; Dhaene, T. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY. - ISSN 0018-9375. - STAMPA. - 60:2(2018), pp. 459-467.
|Titolo:||A comprehensive and modular stochastic modeling framework for the variability-aware assessment of signal integrity in high-speed links|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TEMC.2017.2727341|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|