Efficient delay calculation in presence of crosstalk

TitleEfficient delay calculation in presence of crosstalk
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsXiao, T, Marek-Sadowska, M
Conference NameQuality Electronic Design, 2000. ISQED 2000. Proceedings. IEEE 2000 First International Symposium on
Keywordscapacitance, circuit parameters, coupling capacitance, crosstalk, delay calculation method, delay estimation, digital circuit crosstalk, digital circuit optimization, digital integrated circuits, fast timing verification, integrated circuit design, integrated circuit interconnections, integrated circuit noise, physical design, RC interconnects, timing, transfer functions, two pole transfer function
AbstractEfficient and accurate delay calculation is very important in physical design, optimization and fast verification. In this paper we consider explicit delay calculation for RC interconnects with coupling capacitance. The formulae are derived using a simplified transfer function which offers enough accuracy. We have expressed coefficients of two pole transfer function in terms of circuit parameters. Moment matching methods do not yield such explicit expressions. Our simplified delay calculation method is most suitable in physical design and fast timing verification where the dependency of delay on circuit parameters is essential