Modeling and analysis of differential signaling for minimizing inductive cross-talk

Y. Massoud, J. Kawa, D. MacMille, J. White

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Abstract

Many physical synthesis tools interdigitate signal and power lines to reduce cross-talk, and thus, improve signal integrity and timing predictability. Such approaches are extremely effective at reducing cross-talk at circuit speeds where inductive effects are inconsequential. In this paper, we use a detailed distributed RLC model to show that inductive cross-talk effects are substantial in long busses associated with 0.18 micron technology. Simulation experiments are then used to demonstrate that cross-talk in such high speed technologies is much better controlled by re-deploying interdigitated power lines to perform differential signaling.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Design Automation Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages804-809
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

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