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1989
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An Efficient Finite Element Method for Submicron IC Capacitance Extraction

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An Efficient Finite Element Method for Submicron IC Capacitance Extraction
We present an accurate and efficient method for extraction of parasitic capacitances in submicron integrated circuits. The method uses a 3-D finite element model in which the conductor charges are approximated by a piece-wise linear function on a web of edges located on the surface of the conductors. This yields a system of Green's function integral equations that is solved by a novel approximate matrix inversion technique that only utilizes the entries corresponding to pairs of finite elements that are physically close to each other. With N representing the size of the layout, this results in time and space complexities of O(N) and O(N ) respectively. The method has been implemented in an efficient layout to circuit extractor and experimental results are presented.
N. P. van der Meijs, Arjan J. van Genderen
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Type Conference
Year 1989
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Authors N. P. van der Meijs, Arjan J. van Genderen
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