Patent Number: 7,827,514

Title: Efficient electromagnetic modeling of irregular metal planes

Abstract: A method of modeling electromagnetism in an irregular conductive plane, by dividing the surface into a grid of unequal and unaligned rectangles, assigning a circuit node location to a center of each rectangle, and calculating capacitive and inductive parameters based on the center circuit node locations. Rectangulation is accomplished using automated, recursive bisection. Capacitive segments are assigned to each circuit node and coincide with the corresponding rectangles. Inductive segments are assigned between adjacent rectangle pairs, with a width of an inductive segment defined as the common boundary of the corresponding pair of rectangles and the length of the inductive segment defined as the normal distance between circuit nodes of the two rectangles. Placement of the circuit nodes at the centers of the rectangles significantly reduces the number of nodes and segments, and provides a faster yet comprehensive analysis framework.

Inventors: Beattie; Michael W. (Austin, TX), Devgan; Anirudh (Austin, TX), Krauter; Byron L. (Leander, TX), Zheng; Hui (Round Rock, TX)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/50 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00