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: 2, Technical Proceedings of the 2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2
Published: February 23, 2003
Pages: 298 - 301
Industry sector: Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topics: Compact Modeling
ISBN: 0-9728422-1-7