Managing signal and power integrity using power transmission lines and alternative signaling schemes

Satyanarayana Telikepalli, Sang Kyu Kim, Sung Joo Park, Madhavan Swaminathan, Youkeun Han

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Abstract

Signal and power integrity are crucial for ensuring good performance in high speed digital systems. As the operating frequency of digital systems increases, the power and ground bounce created by simultaneous switching noise (SSN) becomes a limiting factor for the performance of these devices. SSN is caused by parasitic inductance that exists in the power delivery network (PDN), and voltage fluctuations on the power and ground rails can lead to reduced noise margins and can limit the maximum frequency of a digital device. A new PDN design has been suggested that achieves significantly reduced SSN [1] by replacing the power plane structure with a power transmission line (PTL). Previous works have demonstrated the validity of the Power Transmission Line concept in terms of SSN reduction and power consumption reduction [1-4]. However, these works focused on small systems with just a few bits. This paper shows the effectiveness of the PTL concept on a large scale system with a large number of I/O pins through an FPGA implementation to simulate the memory interface such as DDR3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 4th Latin American Symposium on Circuits and Systems, LASCAS 2013 - Conference Proceedings
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE 4th Latin American Symposium on Circuits and Systems, LASCAS 2013 - Cusco, Peru
Duration: Feb 27 2013Mar 1 2013

Publication series

Name2013 IEEE 4th Latin American Symposium on Circuits and Systems, LASCAS 2013 - Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE 4th Latin American Symposium on Circuits and Systems, LASCAS 2013
Country/TerritoryPeru
CityCusco
Period2/27/133/1/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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