Design and optimization of board-level optical clock distribution network for high-performance optoelectronic system-on-a-packages

Journal Article

A new approach to optical clock distribution utilizing optical waveguide interconnect technology is introduced. In this paper, we develop a new algorithm for design and optimization of board-level optical clock distribution network for high-performance optoelectronic system-on-a-packages. The optimization approach takes into account bending and propagation losses of optical waveguides. Less than 26.1psec in signal timing skew is obtained for a signal flight time of 614.38psec. About 15% reduction in optical power consumption is also obtained over clock nets routed with existing (optical) methods.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Seo, CS; Chatterjee, A; Cho, SY; Jokerst, NM

Published Date

  • January 1, 2004

Published In

  • Proceedings of the Acm Great Lakes Symposium on Vlsi

Start / End Page

  • 292 - 297

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1145/988952.989023

Citation Source

  • Scopus