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On dynamic delay and repeater insertion in distributed capacitively coupled interconnects.

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Publication date2002
Host publicationInternational Symposium on Quality Electronic Design, 2002. Proceedings.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0-7695-1561-4
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Repeater insertion is a well established technique to minimise the propagation delay over long resistive interconnects. In deep sub-micron technologies, as the wires are spaced ever closer and signal rise and fall times go into the sub-nanosecond region, increased crosstalk has implications for the data throughput and signal integrity. Depending on the data correlation on the coupled lines, the delay can either decrease or increase. We show that in uniform coupled lines, the response for several important switching patterns has a dominant pole characteristic. The effect of repeater insertion including optimal repeater insertion for minimising delay with worst-case cross-talk, and area constrained optimisation is considered. All equations are checked against a dynamic circuit simulator (SPECTRE).

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