Characterization of net configurations for multichip modules

Takashi Okada, Toshio Sudo

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An investigation of the design considerations for MCMs based on CMOS VLSI has been carried out with the aim of achieving a higher performance system. Included in the investigation were output driver and receiver characteristics and net configurations in MCM. Four MCM types have been introduced: MCM-D, MCM-Si, MCM-C, and MCM-L. Time domain analysis using the SPICE simulation program was carried out taking into consideration a lossy transmission line model. A simpler criterion for the critical damping condition and an estimation method for the signal delay of the network with a lumped circuit approximation is proposed to determine a preferable interconnect network including the output driver and the loads. The effect of the net configuration was also analyzed and the preferences among the net configurations have been represented with only two net parameters such as the total net length and the far-end length.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1994 IEEE Multi-Chip Module Conference
Editors Anon
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0818655623
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1
EventProceedings of the IEEE Multi-Chip Module Conference - Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Duration: 1994 Mar 151994 Mar 17

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 1994 IEEE Multi-Chip Module Conference


OtherProceedings of the IEEE Multi-Chip Module Conference
CitySanta Cruz, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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