Acceleration Techniques for Synthesis and Analysis of Time-Domain Models of Interconnects Using FDTD Method

Takayuki WATANABE  Hideki ASAI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E84-A   No.1   pp.367-371
Publication Date: 2001/01/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Circuit Theory
circuit simulation,  FDTD method,  time-domain macromodel,  characteristic impedance,  

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This report describes an acceleration technique to synthesize time-domain macromodels of interconnects using FDTD method. In FDTD calculation, the characteristic impedance of the interconnect is inserted into every terminal in order to damp quickly the transient waveforms. Additionally, an efficient technique for analyzing the macromodels is proposed. We demonstrate the efficiency of this method with examples.