Improving Elmore Model of RLC Networks for Applying to SWCNT Interconnects
Elmore delay has been widely used as an analytical estimate of the interconnect delays in the performance-driven synthesis and layout of VLSI routing topologies. In this paper, Closed-form solutions for the 50% delay, rise time and overshoots of the step response of distributed Single Wall Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT), which consists RC and RLC parts, are presented for the first time. The proposed approach retains both efficiency and simplicity of the equivalent Elmore model with significantly improved accuracy, through surface fitting (3D) instead of curve fitting (2D).
B. Behtoee and R. Faez, "Improving Elmore Model of RLC Networks for Applying to SWCNT Interconnects", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 5078-5084, 2012