This paper introduces a novel algorithm for delay extraction-based passive macromodeling of multiconductor transmission line type interconnects characterized by multiport (Y, Z, S, or H) tabulated parameters. The algorithm determines a unique logarithm of the H parameters, which is then approximated using a low-order rational function. Subsequently, the DEPACT (delay extraction-based passive compact transmission line macromodel) algorithm is applied to obtain a passive and causal macromodel for SPICE simulation. The new method leads to compact, low-order macromodels resulting in faster transient simulations.

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Keywords High-speed interconnects, Hybrid parameters, Macromodeling, Measurements, Tabulated data, Transmission lines
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10470-008-9201-x
Journal Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing
Citation
Charest, A. (Andrew), Achar, R, Nakhla, M.S, & Erdin, I. (Ihsan). (2009). Delay extraction-based passive macromodeling techniques for transmission line type interconnects characterized by tabulated multiport data. In Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing (Vol. 60, pp. 13–25). doi:10.1007/s10470-008-9201-x