Acoustic noise and vibration analysis of solid state drive induced by multi-layer ceramic capacitors

Hyunwoo Kim, Dongjoon Kim, No Cheol Park, Young Pil Park

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Solid-state drives (SSDs), popular information storage devices, are typical printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA). As is true of other PCBAs, SSDs feature many multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs). SSD vibration accompanied by high-pitched noise reflects the piezoelectric properties of MLCCs, and may cause great inconvenience to users. Here, we developed a finite element (FE) model predicting the vibration of the substrate associated with SSD acoustic noise. Because the SSD structure is complex and the model must be valid in the audible frequency range, we systematically constructed the model that is performed modal analysis. The excitation sources of the MLCCs were also modeled from a piezoelectric viewpoint, in which vibration analysis was performed in conjunction with the SSD model. Finally, the FE model was verified by comparing predicted and actual vibrations of an operational SSD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-145
Number of pages10
JournalMicroelectronics Reliability
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant funded by the Korean Government (MSIP) (No. 2017M1A3A3A02016432 ) and the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) and the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE) of the Republic of Korea (No. 20174030201480 ).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 Elsevier Ltd

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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