Effects of High-Speed Signals on Power Integrity

Stephen B. Smith, Khushboo Patel, Joseph Cin, Sedig S. Agili, Jeffrey Walden

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As the data rate of high-speed digital transmission increases, the need for high-quality power distribution within the system will continue unabated. Space constraints can sometimes dictate that both power and high-speed signals must be run together within a high-speed connector. This raises the concern that the high-speed signals could impose noise on the power pins, and that this noise could propagate onto power and ground planes and cause instability within the power distribution network (PDN). This paper uses full-wave 3-D electromagnetic modeling and circuit simulation to compute the noise transferred onto ground pins. It uses that noise as the excitation source in a subsequent full-wave analysis of a ground plane and by plotting the current density, observes the possible disruption to the PDN.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationElectrical Contacts - 2018, Proceedings of the 64th IEEE Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts, Holm 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781538663158
StatePublished - Jan 14 2019
Event64th IEEE Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts, Holm 2018 - Albuquerque, United States
Duration: Oct 14 2018Oct 18 2018

Publication series

NameElectrical Contacts, Proceedings of the Annual Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts
ISSN (Print)0361-4395


Conference64th IEEE Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts, Holm 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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