Dr. Robert Evans
Electrical and Computer Engineering
ECE 544 Design of Electronic Packaging and Interconnects
3 Credit Hours
A study of the design of digital and mixed signal interconnect and packaging. Topics covered include: single chip (surface mount and through-hole) and multichip packaging technology, packaging technology selection, electrical performance of packaging (Signal Integrity), thermal design, electrical design of printed circuit boards, backplane interconnect, receiver and driver selection, EMI control, CAD tools, and measurement issues. Also included is the design of Power Delivery Systems and Power Integrity for PCBs and on-chip. 3 credit hours.
An undergraduate-level course on the sophomore or junior level in RLC and in TTL and MOS transistor circuit analysis.
|This class has been designed to equip students with the required knowledge and techniques so that they will be able to select amongst packaging and functional multi-chip partitioning alternatives so as to best meet the aim of the system and design systems to meet electrical delay, noise and other requirements, which includes determining technology details, selecting the appropriate active devices, placement and routing of the system.
A student will:
- Review of Electronic Interconnect Measurement Standards and Techniques
- Overview of Packaging Technology Options
- Relevant characteristics of digital drivers-receivers
- Review of digital logic family characteristics
- Timing and Noise Budgeting
- Introduction to Transmission Line Theory
- Delay, attenuation, and ringing
- Crosstalk noise
- Simultaneous Switching Noise
- Power Delivery System Design
- High-Speed Serial Channel design and analyses
- EMI and EMC guidelines
- Thermal Design
Hall, S.H., G. W. Hall and J. McCall, High-Speed Digital System Design, First Edition. Wiley-Interscience, 2000. ISBN: 0471360902.
- Homework: Two-week cycle (20%). Six problem sets total.
- Examinations: Two midterm (25%) and a final exam (30%).
- All exams are open-book and open-notes
- Projects: None
Computer and Software Requirements
Please review minimum computer specifications recommended by NC State University and Engineering Online.
You should ensure that you have moderate-speed access to the NCSU system. Simple remote usage instructions will be given near the start of the course.