This paper presents an efficient method for the estimation of jitter due to power supply noise in a chain-of-inverters including the on-chip-interconnects. An analytical noise transfer function from power supply to output is derived based on a small-signal analysis. The estimation of jitter is done using a slope-based semi-analytical approach and the results are compared with the SPICE-based simulations.

clock-network, delay-line, Inverter chain, jitter, power supply noise, time interval error
23rd IEEE Workshop on Signal and Power Integrity, SPI 2019
Department of Electronics

Illikkal, M.S. (Muhammed Suhail), Tripathi, J.N. (Jai Narayan), Shrimali, H. (Hitesh), & Achar, R. (2019). Analysis of Jitter for a Chain-of-Inverters including On-chip Interconnects. In 2019 IEEE 23rd Workshop on Signal and Power Integrity, SPI 2019 - Proceedings. doi:10.1109/SaPIW.2019.8781638