Multiple scattering among vias in lossy planar waveguides using SMCG method

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-188
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2002


Large-scale full-wave multiple scattering among cylindrical vias in planar waveguides is modeled using the Foldy-Lax equation. The formulation includes the skin effects of the conducting power/ground plane. Numerical solution of the Foldy-Lax equation with large number of unknowns is computed efficiently using the sparse-matrix canonical-grid method. In this method, interactions among vias are decomposed into the strong interactions part and the weak interactions part. The calculation of the weak part is carried out using two-dimensional (2-D)-fast Fourier transform (FFT) by translating the locations of the vias onto the uniform grids. The final solution of the Foldy-Lax equations is calculated by an iterative method. The results show O(N log N) CPU efficiency and O(N) memory efficiency. This makes large scale via problems possible for computer simulation.

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  • O(N log N), Skin effects, SMCG, Via