Due to the rapid surge in operating frequencies and complexity of modern electronic designs, accurate/fast electromagnetic compatibility/interference analysis is becoming mandatory. This paper presents a closed-form SPICE macromodel for fast transient analysis of lossy multiconductor transmission lines in the presence of incident electromagnetic fields. In the proposed algorithm, the equivalent sources due to incident field coupling have been formulated so as to take an advantage of the recently developed delay extraction based passive transmission line macromodels. Also, a method to incorporate frequency-dependent per-unit-length parameters is presented. The time-domain macromodel is in the form of ordinary differential equations and can be easily included in SPICE like simulators for transient analysis. The proposed algorithm while guaranteeing the stability of the simulation by employing passive transmission line macromodel, provides significant speed-up for the incident field coupling analysis of multiconductor transmission line networks, especially with large delay and low losses.

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Keywords Circuit simulation, Delay extraction, Distributed interconnects, Electromagnetic coupling, EMI, High-speed modules, Incident fields, Method of characteristics, Multiconductor transmission lines, Passive macromodels, Printed circuit boards, Transient analysis
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/TEMC.2006.870694
Journal IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility
Citation
Shinh, G.S. (Gurpreet S.), Nakhla, N.M. (Natalie M.), Achar, R, Nakhla, M.S, Dounavis, A. (Anestis), & Erdin, I. (Ihsan). (2006). Fast transient analysis of incident field coupling to multiconductor transmission lines. IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, 48(1), 57–73. doi:10.1109/TEMC.2006.870694