Wide-band segmented power distribution networks

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    This paper discusses a novel design of Power Distribution Network (PDN). By physical structuring of the power plane into repetitive symmetrical and asymmetrical segments of varying size, suppression of the propagation of unwanted noise throughout the PDN over a wide frequency range is achieved. Prototype boards were built on standard FR4 and thin FR4 substrates and characterized using a Vector Network Analyzer between 10 MHz and 10 GHz. Our initial results demonstrate the potential of this approach to suppress PDN noise over a very broad frequency range.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC Europe)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-4979-6
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2013
    EventEMC Europe 2013: International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility - Brugge, Belgium
    Duration: 2 Sep 20136 Sep 2013

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    PublisherIEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Society


    ConferenceEMC Europe 2013


    • EWI-23659
    • EMC
    • EMI
    • METIS-297819
    • Power distribution network
    • ground bounce
    • IR-87170
    • electromagnetic band gap

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