Conference Publication

Design Space Exploration of Power Delivery For Advanced Packaging Technologies
October 2019

***Note: this is work the VLSI Research group did with Prof. Bakir back in 2017. The student is now graduating, and wants to finalize/publish this work.*** In this paper, a design space exploration of power delivery networks is performed for multi-chip 2.5-D and 3-D IC technologies. The focus of the paper is the effective placement of the voltage regulator modules (VRMs) for power supply noise (PSN) suppression. Multiple on-package VRM configurations have been analyzed and compared. Additionally, 3D IC chipon-VRM and backside-of-the-package VRM configurations are studied. From the PSN perspective, the 3D IC chip-on-VRM case suppresses the PSN the most even with high current density hotspots. The paper also studies the impact of different parameters such as VRM-chip distance on the package, on-chip decoupling capacitor density, etc. on the PSN.

Authors: Hesam Fathi Moghadam

Venue: IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology


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