[SI-LIST] : EMC Society Meeting Notice, Sunnyvale, CA

Thu, 8 Jan 1998 15:01:25 -0800

IEEE's Santa Clara Valley EMC Society Chapter, Jan'98 Meeting Notice:


Tuesday, January 13, 1998. Building 157, Lockheed Martin, 3rd Avenue
(the North end of Java street) Sunnyvale, CA. 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Everyone welcome, ID required at gate, Bring a colleague, No
reservations required. Don't miss this topic/speaker! Both are


Switching Noise in VLSI Packages by Dr. Richard Wheeler, President
Wheeler Enterprises


Quarter micron CMOS designs are switching thousands of I/O's at
Gigahertz frequencies. Core switching places even greater demands on
the power distribution network to the chip. This talk will
examine the trends of IC technology from the 70's through the 90's and
its impact on feeding power to the chip. It will show how to model
core switching currents and will discuss how much bypass capacitance
is needed and where to place it. Examples will be shown comparing the
relative efficacy of bypass capacitors placed on-chip, buried in the
chip package or surface mounted on the chip package.
Future trends will also be noted.


Dr. Wheeler has a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering and Solid State
Physics from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. E.E. department with
focus on Solid State Physics. He has over 26 years experience in
industrial management, research, and hardware development, including:
Bell Telephone Laboratories, Holmdel, NJ, Hewlett Packard Research
Labs, Palo Alto, Ca, Fujitsu Computer Packaging Technologies.
Presently, he is a management consultant for Hewlett Packard and
evaluated bi-divisional VLSI packaging program for future computer
products and recommended cost saving alternatives. Currently, he is
acting as a technical advisor to a multi-divisional council
responsible for coordinating flip chip development procedure across
company boundaries and acting as a technical advisor to the Network
Division to design CMOS driver/receiver circuits capable of operating
greater than 1000 MHz. While at Fujitsu Computer Packaging
Technologies, Inc., he managed the R&D activity and played a key role
in inventing a new type of interconnect between VLSI chips and PC
boards. The new interconnect will allow computer CPUs to operate at
clock frequencies above 1000 MHz. He was responsible for the
technological design of high speed supercomputers, mainframes and
workstations, bipolar and CMOS process and equipment design, and high
speed networking: physical layer and OS interface. Dr. Wheeler has
authored 16 patents and IEEE Proceedings paper.