Substrate noise coupling analysis in 0.18um silicon germanium (SiGe) and silicon on insulator (SOI) processes

by Pham, Hui En

Abstract (Summary)
Analysis of substrate noise coupling has been performed for a 0.18¹m

lightly doped silicon germanium BiCMOS process. Techniques to minimize noise

coupling in the chip and board design are presented, as well as methods for accu-

rate modeling for substrate noise coupling simulations. Measurements from a test

chip were taken to verify that the modeling approach used in simulation and the

substrate noise model obtained using Silencer! is accurate to within 10%. The

e®ects of a deep trench moat structure, bulk separation, and die perimeter ring

were also tested as possible noise reduction methods. Strategies for simulation

and measurement of substrate noise coupling in a 0.18¹m SOI process are also


Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Fiez, Terri; Mayaram, Karti

School:Oregon State University

School Location:USA - Oregon

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:substrate noise silicon on insulator technology systems a chip


Date of Publication:08/24/2004

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