The Ultra-Low-k Dielectric Materials for Performance Improvement in Coupled Multilayer Graphene Nanoribbon Interconnects
AbstractThe ultra-low-k dielectric material replacing the conventional SiO2 dielectric medium in coupled multilayer graphene nanoribbon (MLGNR) interconnects is presented. An equivalent distributed transmission line model of coupled MLGNR interconnects is established to derive the analytical expressions of crosstalk delay, transfer gain, and noise output for 7.5 nm technology node at global level, which take the in-phase and out-of-phase crosstalk into account. The results show that by replacing the SiO2 dielectric mediums with the nanoglass, the maximum reduction of delay time and peak noise voltage are 25.202 ns and 0.102 V for an interconnect length of 3000 µm, respectively. It is demonstrated that the ultra-low-k dielectric materials can significantly reduce delay time and crosstalk noise and increase transfer gain compared with the conventional SiO2 dielectric medium. Moreover, it is found that the coupled MLGNR interconnect under out-of-phase mode has a larger crosstalk delay and a lesser transfer gain than that under in-phase mode, and the peak noise voltage increases with the increase of the coupled MLGNR interconnect length. The results presented in this paper would be useful to aid in the enhancement of performance of on-chip interconnects and provide guidelines for signal characteristic analysis of MLGNR interconnects. View Full-Text
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Xu, P.; Pan, Z.; Tang, Z. The Ultra-Low-k Dielectric Materials for Performance Improvement in Coupled Multilayer Graphene Nanoribbon Interconnects. Electronics 2019, 8, 849.
Xu P, Pan Z, Tang Z. The Ultra-Low-k Dielectric Materials for Performance Improvement in Coupled Multilayer Graphene Nanoribbon Interconnects. Electronics. 2019; 8(8):849.Chicago/Turabian Style
Xu, Peng; Pan, Zhongliang; Tang, Zhenhua. 2019. "The Ultra-Low-k Dielectric Materials for Performance Improvement in Coupled Multilayer Graphene Nanoribbon Interconnects." Electronics 8, no. 8: 849.
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