Power-plane segmentation is often used for DC power-bus noise isolation in multilayer printed circuit board (PCB) designs. To achieve a desirable noise isolation, different power-plane segmentations can be used. A suitable modeling approach, as well as measurements, were employed in this work to study the noise isolation with several power-plane segmentation designs. The geometries studied include power islands, and totally segmented power planes. The effects of the power-bus noise isolation with different types of power island connections, locations of segmentation, and shapes were analyzed, and compared. The modeled and measured results show that suitable power-plane segmentation can result in significant power-bus noise isolation.
W. Cui et al., "DC Power-Bus Noise Isolation with Power-Plane Segmentation," IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 436-443, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), May 2003.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TEMC.2003.811296
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory
Keywords and Phrases
DC Power-Bus Noise Isolation; Circuit Noise; Electromagnetic Compatibility; Electromagnetic Interference; Interference Suppression; Modeling Approach; Modelling; Multilayer PCB Designs; Multilayer Printed Circuit Board Designs; Noise Isolation; Power Islands; Power-Plane Segmentation; Printed Circuit Design; Totally Segmented Power Planes; DC Power-Bus Design; Noise Isolation; Power Island
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