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Title: Reliable 3-D clock-tree synthesis considering nonlinear capacitive TSV model with electrical–thermal–mechanical coupling
Authors: P. D., Sai Manoj
Yu, Hao
Yang Shang
Chuan Seng Tan
Sung Kyu Lim
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering::Computer applications::Computer-aided engineering
Issue Date: 2013
Source: Sai Manoj, P. D., Yu, H., Shang, Y., Chuan, S. T., & Sung, K. L. (2013). Reliable 3-D clock-tree synthesis considering nonlinear capacitive TSV model with electrical–thermal–mechanical coupling. IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, 32(11), 1734 - 1747.
Series/Report no.: IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems
Abstract: A robust physical design of 3-D IC requires investigation on through-silicon via (TSV). The large temperatures and stress gradients can severely affect TSV delay with large variation. The traditional physical model treats TSV as a resistor with linear electrical-thermal dependence, which ignores the fundamental device physics. In this paper, a physics-based electrical-thermal-mechanical delay model is developed for signal TSVs in 3-D IC. With consideration of liner material and also stress, a nonlinear model is established between electrical delay with temperature and stress. Moreover, sensitivity analysis is performed to relate the reduction of temperature and stress gradients with respect to dummy TSVs insertion. Taking the design of 3-D clock tree as a case study, we have formulated a nonlinear optimization problem for clock-skew reduction. By allocating dummy TSVs to reduce the temperature and stress gradients, the clock skew introduced by signal TSVs and drivers can be minimized. A number of 3-D clock-tree benchmarks are utilized in experiments. We have observed that with the use of dummy TSV insertion, clock skew can be reduced by 61.3% on average when the accurate nonlinear electrical-thermal-mechanical delay model is applied.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/100898
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/18217
ISSN: 0278-0070
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCAD.2013.2270285
Rights: © 2013 IEEE. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, IEEE. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCAD.2013.2270285.
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