“Electromagnetic Simulation for Power Integrity: From Analysis to Design”
There has been a remarkable progress in electromagnetic simulation tools for power integrity. Current approaches can now model power delivery networks in a much broader frequency range compared to the lumped single-node approach. Customized algorithms for electromagnetic simulation of power and ground planes provide adequate accuracy without the prohibitive computational complexity of full-wave generic electromagnetic simulators. Power delivery network (PDN) design has been mostly accomplished by trial-and-error approaches based on these fast analysis algorithms. New approaches for automated design are necessary. This requires a proper problem definition, in terms of what is a good PDN, as well as efficient algorithms that allow synthesis of the PDN based on the goal function. In this talk we will discuss new design algorithms that can provide sensitivity of the PDN impedance with respect to design variables, allow incremental simulation for what-if scenarios, and capture the impact of the variabilityof the material properties on the performance of the PDN.
Dr. Ege Engin
Assistant Professor, San Diego State University
Dr. Engin is the recipient of the Semiconductor Research Corporation Inventor Recognition Award in 2009. He has co-authored publications that received the Outstanding Poster Paper Award in the Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC) 2006, Best Paper Award Finalist in the Board-Level Design Category at DesignCon 2007, and Best Paper of the Session Award in IMAPS Advanced Technology Workshop on RF and Microwave Packaging 2009.» Back to event