Analyzing software influences on substrate noise: An ADC perspective

Byungtae Kang, N. Vijaykrishnan, Mary Jane Irwin

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Abstract

Substrate noise affects the performance of mixed signal integrated circuits. Power supply (di/dt) noise is the dominant source of substrate noise. There have been various attempts at the circuit and software levels to estimate this noise. Software-level noise estimation is especially important, as designing noise tolerant circuits for all circumstances may be prohibitively expensive. In this paper, we propose a new software approach for estimating di/dt noise and incorporate it into a power simulator in order to investigate the influence of software on substrate noise. As a case study, we investigate how an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) can be designed to adapt its resolution in the presence of substrate noise generated by a embedded processor core. The proposed strategies prevent unexpected ADC performance degradations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICCAD-2004 - IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers
Pages916-922
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventICCAD-2004 - IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 7 2004Nov 11 2004

Publication series

NameIEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers, ICCAD
ISSN (Print)1092-3152

Other

OtherICCAD-2004 - IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period11/7/0411/11/04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Kang, B., Vijaykrishnan, N., & Irwin, M. J. (2004). Analyzing software influences on substrate noise: An ADC perspective. In ICCAD-2004 - IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers (pp. 916-922). [11D.1] (IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers, ICCAD). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCAD.2004.1382707