Journal of Computer Science and Technology

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 544–549 | Cite as

New multipole method for 3-D capacitance extraction

  • Zhao-Zhi Yang
  • Ze-Yi Wang
Pattern Recognition and Image Processing


This paper describes an efficient improvement of the multipole accelerated boundary element method for 3-D capacitance extraction. The overall relations between the position of 2-D boundary elements are considered instead of only the relations between the center-points of the elements, and a new method of cube partitioning is introduced. Numerical results are presented to demonstrate that the method is accurate and has nearly linear computational growth asO(n), wheren is the number of panels/boundary elements. The proposed method is more accurate and much faster than Fastcap.


3-D interconnect parasitic capacitance extraction IBEM (indirect boundary element method) electronic design automation parasitic parameter extraction VLSI simulation verification 


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© Science Press, Beijing China and Allerton Press Inc. 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and TechnologyTsinghua UniversityBeijingP.R. China

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