Power supply noise analysis for 3D ICs using through-silicon-vias
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3D design is being recognized widely as the next BIG thing in system integration. However, design and analysis tools for 3D are still in infancy stage. Power supply noise analysis is one of the critical aspects of a design. Hence, the area of noise analysis for 3D designs is a key area for future development. The following research presents a new parasitic RLC modeling technique for 3D chips containing TSVs as well as a novel optimization algorithm for power-ground network of a 3D chip with the aim of minimizing noise in the network. The following work also looks into an existing commercial IR drop analysis tool and presents a way to modify it with the aim of handling 3D designs containing TSVs.