Vector Potential Equivalent Circuit for Efficient Modeling of Interconnect Inductance

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We present a compact topology for inductive parasitics, using the vector potential as a state variable. The model is local, i.e., only coupling between neighboring wires is explicitly modeled. However, the topology accounts for long-range coupling by propagating the vector potential from one wire to the next. Examples of rule-based generation and model reduction are presented for a digital bus.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: Technical Proceedings of the 2005 Workshop on Compact Modeling
Published: May 8, 2005
Pages: 343 - 346
Industry sector: Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topics: WCM - Compact Modeling
ISBN: 0-9767985-3-0