Circuit and Interconnect Design for RF and High Bit-rate Applications
Realizing maximum performance from high bit-rate and RF circuits requires close attention to IC technology, circuit-to-circuit interconnections (i.e., the ‘interconnect’) and circuit design. Circuit and Interconnet Design for RF and High Bit-rate Applications covers each of these topics from theory to practice, with sufficient detail to help you produce circuits that are ‘first-time right’. A thorough analysis of the interplay between on-chip circuits and interconnects is presented, including practical examples in high bit-rate and RF applications. Optimum interconnect geometries for the distribution of RF signals are described, together with simple models for standard interconnect geometries that capture characteristic impedance and propagation delay across a broad frequency range. The analyses also covers single-ended and differential geometries, so that the designer can incorporate the effects of interconnections as soon as estimated interconnect lengths are available. Application of interconnect design is illustrated using a 12.5 Gb/s crosspoint switch example taken from a volume production part.
Detailed discussion of on-chip interconnect, including theory, design, modelling and evaluationExtensive Figure-of-Merit analyses for NPN transistors, which results are used for the design of several high bit-rate circuits and oscillatorsAnalyzing the consequences of circuit operation at supply voltages above transistor breakdown voltagesMany practical circuit examples, demonstrating the interplay between technology, interconnect and circuit design