Doctoral Dissertations


Chunchun Sui

Keywords and Phrases

IC modeling; Jitter prediction; PDN noise


"This dissertation is composed of three papers, which cover the prediction of the characteristics of jitter due to crosstalk and due to simultaneous switching noise, and covers susceptibility of delay locked loop (DLL) to electromagnetic interference.

In the first paper, an improved tail-fit de-convolution method is proposed for characterizing the impact of deterministic jitter in the presence of random jitter. A Wiener filter de-convolution method is also presented for extracting the characteristics of crosstalk induced jitter from measurements of total jitter made when the crosstalk sources were and were not present. The proposed techniques are shown to work well both in simulations and in measurements of a high-speed link.

In the second paper, methods are developed to predict the statistical distribution of timing jitter due to dynamic currents drawn by an integrated circuit (IC) and the resulting power supply noise on the PCB. Distribution of dynamic currents is found through vectorless methods. Results demonstrate the approach can rapidly determine the average and standard deviation of the power supply noise voltage and the peak jitter within 5~15% error, which is more than sufficient for predicting the performance impact on integrated circuits.

In the third paper, a model is developed to predict the susceptibility of a DLL to electromagnetic noise on the power supply. With the proposed analytical noise transfer function, peak to peak jitter and cycle to cycle jitter at the DLL output can be estimated, which can be use to predict when soft failures will occur and to better understand how to fix these failures. Simulation and measurement results demonstrate the accuracy of the DLL delay model."--Abstract, page iv.


Beetner, Daryl G.

Committee Member(s)

Fan, Jun, 1971-
Pommerenke, David
Shi, Yiyu
Lin, Dan


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Computer Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2015

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • New methods to characterize deterministic jitter and crosstalk induced jitter from measurements
  • Predicting statistical characteristics of jitter due to simultaneous switching noise
  • Modeling delay variations of dll due to power and ground voltage fluctuations


xii, 84 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographic references.


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Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type




Subject Headings

Electromagnetic interference -- Measurement
Integrated circuits -- Computer simulation
Electronic circuits -- Noise
Electric power distribution -- Mathematical models

Thesis Number

T 10725

Electronic OCLC #