• SoC Electromagnetic Crosstalk: From A Tool Perspective

    Why most of the commercial electromagnetic solvers and extraction engines are not suitable for analyzing EM crosstalk in a typical SoC design.   Most commercial electromagnetic (EM) solvers are limited by the size of the design that they can handle, or they may take a very large amount of time or memory to perform the […]

  • Electromagnetic (EM) Crosstalk Analysis: Unlocking the Mystery

    Ignoring electromagnetic crosstalk is highly risky and can cause significant time-to-market delays as well significant cost over runs. Most current SoC design flows fundamentally ignore inductance and EM effects, and the term “EM crosstalk analysis” may sound Greek to them. This short article provides a quick overview of the basic steps involved in doing EM […]

  • Crosstalk Analysis At 7nm

    Faster speed and smaller features are increasing the noise volume. The increasing demand for electronic systems with increasing bandwidth and decreasing size puts more high-speed circuitry and high bandwidth channels in ever-closer proximity. The continuous increase in internal clock frequencies (e.g. 5 – 10 GHz) and the increase in data rates (e.g. >10Gbps) are fueling […]

  • Electromagnetic (EM) Crosstalk: Challenges and Trends

    Abstract— With the advent of advanced technologies and System on-Chip (SoC) architectures, ignoring electromagnetic crosstalk is highly risky resulting in significant delays in reaching the market on time as well significant cost over runs. This short article provides a quick definition of electromagnetic crosstalk, in the context of modern SoC designs, and the technology and […]

  • Noise Issues At 10nm And Below

    Most of the conversations below 10nm have been about lithography, materials and design constraints. But as companies push to 7nm and beyond, they are faced with a host of new challenges, including how to deal with electromagnetic crosstalk. Electromagnetic crosstalk is unwanted interference caused by the electric and magnetic fields of one or more signals […]