A noniterative equivalent waveform model for timing analysis in presence of crosstalk

Kishore Kumar Muchherla, Pinhong Chen, Dongsheng Ma, Janet Meiling Wang

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Due to the nonuniform interconnect scaling in the Deep Sub Micron (DSM) region, the coupling capacitance between wires becomes an increasingly dominant fraction of the total wire capacitance. This couple capacitance introduces server crosstalk which causes delay variations on signal lines and raises signal integrity problems. Therefore, including crosstalk in the timing analysis methods has become imperative for current technologies. And to correctly model the crosstalk, output loading effects, waveform shape and gate driving capability have to be considered. However, most existing crosstalk models have not yet included these factors and consequently suffer from the low accuracy problem. In this article, we propose a noniterative equivalent waveform model that addresses the above mentioned issues. Our experimental results have shown that the new model achieves 3 times speed up and 95% accuracy compared to the existing models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number25
JournalACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2008


  • Deep sub micron
  • Delay
  • Equivalent waveform
  • Noise
  • Timing analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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