With higher operating frequencies, signal integrity and interconnect analysis in high-speed designs is becoming increasingly important. Recently, a passive delay extraction-based macromodeling algorithm (DEPACT) has been presented for simulation of long lossy coupled lines. In this paper, a new macromodeling algorithm based on DEPACT is introduced to handle several practical cases of importance, resulting in a simple and compact implementation in SPICE-like circuit simulators. The accuracy and efficiency of the proposed algorithm are validated using several practical examples.

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Keywords Circuit simulation, Delay extraction, Distributed interconnects, High-speed modules, Matrix rational approximation, Method of characteristics, Multiconductor transmission lines, Passive macromodels, Transient analysis
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/TADVP.2009.2032157
Journal IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging
Nakhla, N. (Natalie), Nakhla, M.S, & Achar, R. (2010). Simplified delay extraction-based passive transmission line macromodeling Algorithm. IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging, 33(2), 498–509. doi:10.1109/TADVP.2009.2032157