Inductance Extraction for Physics-Based Modeling of Power Net Area Fills with Complex Shapes and Voids using the Plane-Pair PEEC Method


Identifying the dominant inductance in power distribution network design for multi-layer printed circuit boards that use power net area fills is essential. The plane-Pair partial element equivalent circuit method is used herein to extract a lumped inductance suitable for a physics-based circuit model for power net area fills. The method is being applied for evaluating inductance for irregular geometry with cutouts and holes.

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IEEE/ACES International Conference on Wireless Information Technology, ICWITS 2016 and System and Applied Computational Electromagnetics (2016: Mar. 13-18, Honolulu, HI)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Center for High Performance Computing Research

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Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory

Keywords and Phrases

Complex networks; Electric network analysis; Equivalent circuits; Inductance; Printed circuit boards; Printed circuit design; Printed circuits; Reconfigurable hardware; Inductance extraction; Irregular geometries; Partial-element equivalent-circuit methods; Physics-based circuit models; Physics-based modeling; Plane-Pair PEEC; Power Distribution Network Design; Power nets; Computational electromagnetics

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Article - Conference proceedings

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Publication Date

01 Mar 2016