Title

Plane-Pair PEEC Model for Power Distribution Networks with Sub-Meshing Techniques

Abstract

We present an improved plane-pair partial element equivalent circuit (PEEC) model for power distribution network modeling based on the PEEC formulation. The model can include via connections, decoupling capacitor macro-models, and discontinuities such as holes in the plane-pairs. An efficient approximate inductance sub-meshing model is described for large printed circuit plane-pairs with complex geometries and numerous vias. The modified nodal analysis (MNA) used leads to a flexible circuit solution where we can compute inductances, resistances, impedances, or other circuit models, including dc solutions. The MNA equations include effective optimizations such as the placement of capacitors. Today, a large class of methods are available based on numerous formulations including finite-difference time-domain, finite-element method, integral equation model, and cavity models. Each of the approaches has its own type of problems for which it is most suitable.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

Center for High Performance Computing Research

Keywords and Phrases

Voltage Regulator Module (VRM); Complex Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs); Efficiency; Impedance Computations; Inductance; Partial Element Equivalent Circuits (PEECs); Partial Inductance; Sub-Meshing

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.


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