Doctoral Dissertations


"Modeling and simulating the multi-scale nature of a power distribution network (PDN) is essential to ensure the correct functioning of the devices connected to it. Simple parallel-plate sections constitute the core of these PDN geometries, together with sections where a large number of holes and vias are present, as in the case of a BGA footprint. Employing a divide-and-conquer approach allows for the modeling of these geometries separately, i.e., 3-D full wave solvers for the sections with holes and vias, and a cavity model approach, for the simple parallel-plate structures. Also, equivalent circuit models can be obtained for time-domain and frequency-domain SPICE simulations"--Abstract, page iv.


Drewniak, James L.

Committee Member(s)

DuBroff, Richard E.
Schuster, C.
Pommerenke, David
OKeefe, Matt


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2007

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Modeling of BGA footprints for power integrity on multilayer printed circuit boards from first principle and circuit model extraction
  • Physics-based via models with the parallel-plate impedance included: coupled vias, full-ground vias and half-ground vias
  • Physics-based via models with the parallel-plate impedance included: including the stripline to via discontinuity
  • Physics-based via models with the parallel-plate impedance included: single-ended via models


xvi, 116 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2007 Giuseppe Selli, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Ball grid array technology
Electric power distribution
Electronic apparatus and appliances -- Power supply
Signal processing -- Quality control

Thesis Number

T 9225

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