Acceleration of Inductance Extraction by Means of the Monte Carlo Method

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With increasing signal frequencies inductive effects of metallic interconnections in all kinds of packages become more and more important for the electrical behavior of a circuit. During the design process it is therefore of interest to have a stable, fast and accurate simulation tool which is capable of extracting the inductance of large and complicated geometries. This work presents a new program for inductance extraction, INDEX, without consideration of the skin effect. The method is based on a current density computation by means of the Finite Element method [1] with an ensuing energy estimate by means of Monte Carlo sampling. Our previous approach [2] has been considerably improved by application of variance reduction techniques. Ideas are explained and an example is shown below.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: Technical Proceedings of the 1999 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems
Published: April 19, 1999
Pages: 147 - 150
Industry sector: Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topics: Modeling & Simulation of Microsystems
ISBN: 0-9666135-4-6