In this paper, a novel method of partially placing electromagnetic band-gap (EBG) unit cells on both the power and ground planes in multi-layer PCBs and packages is proposed; it can not only sufficiently eliminate simultaneous switching noise (SSN), but also prevent severe degradation of signal, quality in high-speed systems with imperfect reference planes resulting from the perforated structures of uni-planar EBG unit cells. On the assumption that the noise sources and noise-sensitive devices exist only in specific areas, the proposed method partially arranges the EBG unit cells on both the power and ground planes, but only around the critical, areas. The SSN suppression performance of the proposed structure is verified by a simulation and measurements.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering