AuthorCooke, Bradly James.
KeywordsElectric circuit analysis
Electronic circuit design
Integrated circuits -- Very large scale integration -- Design and construction
AdvisorPrince, John L.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis dissertation investigates the implementation of S-parameter based network techniques for the analysis of multiconductor, high speed VLSI integrated circuit and packaging interconnects. The S-parameters can be derived from three categories of input parameters: (1) lossy quasi-static R,L,C and G, (2) lossy frequency dependent (dispersive) R,L,C,G and (3) the propagation constants, Γ, the characteristic impedance, Z(c) and the conductor eigencurrents, I, derived from full wave analysis. The S-parameter network techniques developed allow for: the analysis of periodic waveform excitation, the incorporation of externally measured or calculated scattering parameter data and large system analysis through macro decomposition. The inclusion of non-linear terminations has also been developed.
Degree ProgramElectrical and Computer Engineering