Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) analysis of high-speed designs has become imperative due to rapidly increasing radio-frequency interference and emerging technological trends such as higher operating frequencies, denser layouts, and multifunction convergent products. In this paper, a simplified macromodel of multiconductor transmission lines (MTLs) exposed to incident fields is presented. The proposed formulation can also handle frequency dependence of resistance, capacitance, conductance, and inductance (RLGC) line parameters. The method employs the recently developed delay-extraction-based compact and passive MTL macromodel, while developing closed-form expressions for incident field analysis. An error bound for the proposed macromodel is also presented. The macromodel is simulation program with integrated circuit emphasis (SPICE) compatible and overcomes the mixed frequency/time simulation difficulties usually encountered during transient analysis, while guaranteeing the stability of the global transient simulation. The algorithm provides higher accuracy as well as significant speed gains for EMC analysis of transmission line networks as compared to the existing techniques.

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Keywords Circuit simulation, Delay extraction, Distributed interconnects, Electromagnetic coupling, Electromagnetic interference (EMI), High-speed modules, Incident fields, Method of characteristics (MoC), Multiconductor transmission lines (MTLs), Passive macromodels, Printed circuit boards (PCBs), Transient analysis
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/TEMC.2008.922788
Journal IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility
Shinh, G.S. (Gurpreet S.), Achar, R, Nakhla, N.M. (Natalie M.), Nakhla, M.S, & Erdin, I. (Ihsan). (2008). Simplified macromodel of MTLs with incident fields (SiMMIF). IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, 50(2), 375–389. doi:10.1109/TEMC.2008.922788