Decoupling Capacitor Optimization to Achieve Target Impedance in PCB PDN Design
With increasingly stringent requirements for lower voltage supply, and higher density in PCB (Printed Circuit) PDN (Power Distribution Network) design, power integrity has an increasingly important role in PCB design. The PI performance of the PCB design must meet requirements, or modification and trial-and-error are necessary to ensure the target impedance is satisfied. Lots of design practices and commercial tools are utilized to aid PI designers, e.g., developing a suitable stack-up, saving cost while placing enough decoupling capacitors, best layout for IC pins and so on. It is essential in the PCB PDN design to place as fewer decoupling capacitors as possible to achieve target impedance and voltage ripple goals while saving cost. In this paper, the influence from the types of decoupling capacitor and stack-up is considered. The variety of decoupling capacitors contributes to the objective of reaching the target with minimum number of decoupling capacitors.
S. Liang and B. Zhao and S. Bai and S. Connor and M. Cocchini and S. Scearce and D. Becker and M. Cracraft and M. S. Doyle and A. E. Ruehli and J. L. Drewniak, "Decoupling Capacitor Optimization to Achieve Target Impedance in PCB PDN Design," Proceedings of the 2021 Joint IEEE International Symposium on EMC/SI/PI, and EMC Europe (2021, Raleigh, NC), pp. 967 - 972, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Aug 2021.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/EMC/SI/PI/EMCEurope52599.2021.9559159
2021 IEEE International Joint Electromagnetic Compatibility Signal and Power Integrity and EMC Europe Symposium, EMC/SI/PI/EMC Europe 2021 (2021: Jul. 26-Aug. 13, Raleigh, NC)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory
Keywords and Phrases
Cavity Model; Decoupling Capacitor; Design Considerations; PDN Impedance; Power Distribution Network (PDN); Stack-Up
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13 Aug 2021