SPIE Advances in Intelligent Robotics Systems 1990
Conference paper

CAD in new areas of the package and interconnect design space

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Passive interconnection networks are important for three reasons. First, they represent an increasing percentage of the cycle time as the active devices are "scaled". Second, they contribute to di/dt, coupled, and reflected noise. Third, higher clock frequencies are making the interconnection medium a more effective radiator, especially in the 30 MHz to 1 GHz range where limits have been established by regulatory agencies such as the FCC. Approaches to understanding these phenomena will be highlighted.