Abstract

This paper presents a methodology to analyze voltage regulator module (VRM) noise coupling problems in high-volume server applications. The technique is applied on a real engineering design. The comprehensive model includes irregular power shapes, decoupling capacitors, and dielectric and conductive loss. Irregular shaped power plane modeling is cross-checked with four separate methods to demonstrate accuracy.

Meeting Name

IEEE 14th Topical Meeting on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging (2005: Oct. 24-26, Austin, TX)

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Circuit Noise; Conductive Loss; Decoupling Capacitors; Dielectric Loss; High-Volume Server; Irregular Power Shapes; Network Servers; Noise Analysis; Noise Coupling Problems; Power Plane Model; Power Supply Circuits; Voltage Regulator Module; Voltage Regulators

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

0780392205; 9780780392205

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2005 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

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