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Fast and Accurate Current Prediction in Packages Using Neural Networks

  • Jian-Ming Jin
  • Jin Y. Kim
  • Ken Wu
  • TJ Lu
  • Yanan Liu
EMC 2019 (2019)

Abstract

Electromigration (EM) has become one major reliability concern in modern integrated circuit packages. EM is caused by large currents flowing in metals and the mean time to failure (MTTF) is highly dependent on the maximum current value. We here propose a scheme for fast and accurate prediction of the maximum current on the ball grid arrays (BGAs) in a package given the pin current information of the die. The proposed scheme uses neural networks to learn the resistance network of the package and achieve the non-linear current mapping. The fast prediction tool can be used for analysis and design exploration of the pin assignment on the die level.

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