A localized enhanced power plane topology for wideband suppression of simultaneous switching noise

Hee Do Kang, Hyun Kim, Sang Gyu Kim, Jong Gwan Yook

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Using a complementary spiral resonator mounted on the power plane, simultaneous switching noise and ground bouncing noise can be suppressed over a very wideband from 0.22 to 12.5GHz under a noise suppression margin of 25 dB. Not only the suppression characteristic under 12.5 GHz is possible, but also over the higher frequency band, because the proposed structure operates like an RF choke. Therefore, the proposed structure can satisfy the 10 noise margin for the voltage swing ratio for both periodic and random clock signals. A size of 3.2 mm is necessary for the diameter of the resonator on the power plane, and is comparable to a clearance pad size with diameter of 3.0 mm in a ground plane. Hence, the small size helps to reduce the discontinuity of the return current path; therefore, signal integrity problems and the degrees of freedom for power plane design of an electromagnetic bandgap structure are enhanced. Moreover, the effects of inductance and capacitance in the spiral resonator are analyzed for modeling. As a result, the suppression bandwidth and resonance frequency are controlled by the arm length and gap of spiral resonator. In addition, by applying two different sizes of resonators, it is shown that a multiresonance effect is also obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5437220
Pages (from-to)373-380
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May

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Funding Information:
Manuscript received October 15, 2009; revised February 10, 2010 and February 16, 2010. First published March 22, 2010; current version published May 19, 2010. This work was supported by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Korea, under the Information Technology Research Center Support Program supervised by the Institute of Information Technology Advancement [IITA-2009-(C1090-0902-0034)].

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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