Properties of On-Chip Inductive Current Loops

The inductive characteristics of electric circuits are described in Chapter 2. Both accurate and efficient characterization of on-chip interconnect inductance is difficult, as discussed in the previous chapter. The objective of this chapter is to demonstrate that the task of inductance characterization, however, is considerably facilitated in certain interconnect structures. These results will be used in Chapter 9 to provide insight into the inductive properties of power distribution grids.

The chapter is organized as follows. A brief overview of the problem is presented in Section 3.1. The dependence of inductance on line length is discussed in Section 3.2. The inductive coupling of parallel conductors is described in Section 3.3. Application of these results to the circuit analysis process is discussed in Section 3.4. The conclusions are summarized in Section 3.5.


Single Line Line Length Inductive Property Loop Inductance Partial Inductance 
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