A SCORE macromodel for PLL designs to analyze supply noise interaction issues at behavioral level

Chin Cheng Kuo*, Pei Syun Lin, Chien-Nan Liu

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Abstract

Using behavioral models to perform fast simulation is currently a popular solution to verify SOC designs. Previous analog behavior modeling approaches often treat the noisy VDD waveform as a given input and focus on reflecting such stimuli on circuit performance. However, because the interaction of noise aggressors and victims is not considered, some errors may exist in the simulation. In this paper, a simple SCORE macromodel is proposed for PLL designs. It can be integrated with a supply-noise-aware PLL behavioral model to analyze supply noise effects at high level. In addition to numerical results, the time-varying supply noise waveform and real-time PLL responses can be obtained simultaneously. As demonstrated in the experimental results, the proposed approach can provide more realistic simulation results with noise interaction effects but still keep fast simulation time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASP-DAC 2009
Subtitle of host publicationAsia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference 2009
Pages516-521
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 20 Apr 2009
EventAsia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference 2009, ASP-DAC 2009 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 19 Jan 200922 Jan 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC

Conference

ConferenceAsia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference 2009, ASP-DAC 2009
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period19/01/0922/01/09

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    Kuo, C. C., Lin, P. S., & Liu, C-N. (2009). A SCORE macromodel for PLL designs to analyze supply noise interaction issues at behavioral level. In Proceedings of the ASP-DAC 2009: Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference 2009 (pp. 516-521). [4796532] (Proceedings of the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, ASP-DAC). https://doi.org/10.1109/ASPDAC.2009.4796532