CST – Computer Simulation Technology

Modeling and Analyzing Vertical Interconnections

Title:
Modeling and Analyzing Vertical Interconnections
Author(s):
Matti Mäntysalo, Eero O. Ristolainen
Source:
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ADVANCED PACKAGING
Vol./Issue/Date:
VOL. 29, NO. 2, MAY 2006
Year:
2006
Page(s):
335-342
Keywords:
Electromagnetic (EM) modeling, system-inpackage (SiP), three-dimensional (3-D) packaging, vertical interconnection
Abstract:
Continual interest in miniaturization is driving electronic packaging toward three-dimensional (3-D) structures and system integration. Utilization of a third dimension allows designers much more freedom, but at the same time it leads to an increase in the complexity of signal routing. High-density of components and interconnection increases the need for electromagnetic (EM) modeling. This paper focuses on EM modeling and the analysis of vertical interconnection in a stacked 3-D package. Solder-plated polymer balls are used in vertical interconnection between interposers and laser-drilled vias through the interposers. High-frequency responses of the vertical interconnections were studied with 3-D full-wave software. Based on the EM analysis, we propose equivalent circuit models for vertical connections, which were verified with measurements. In addition, an impedance-matching technique in vertical interconnection is discussed.
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