An architecture to compensate the voltage attenuation introduced by 3-D capacitive coupling is proposed. The scheme is based on a calibration channel which sets the gain of the variable gain amplifiers of the signal channels in such a way as to compensate for the voltage attenuation. Based on this architecture, a prototype has been designed aimed at demonstrating that 3-D technology based on capacitive coupling allows one to transmit analog signals as well as digital ones. CMOS 90 nm technology was used and 3-D assembly is done at die level using a face to face stacking procedure. The area of each signal channel and of the calibration channel is 90umx30um and 138um x191um, respectively, with a power consumption of 1 mW and 3.6 mW. A gain error within 10% of the nominal value was measured for signal amplitudes varying from 200 mV to 1 V in the 100 kHz to 20 MHz range.

Automatic compensation of the voltage attenuation in 3-D interconnection based on capacitive coupling

FRANCHI SCARSELLI, ELEONORA;GNUDI, ANTONIO;GUERRIERI, ROBERTO
2011

Abstract

An architecture to compensate the voltage attenuation introduced by 3-D capacitive coupling is proposed. The scheme is based on a calibration channel which sets the gain of the variable gain amplifiers of the signal channels in such a way as to compensate for the voltage attenuation. Based on this architecture, a prototype has been designed aimed at demonstrating that 3-D technology based on capacitive coupling allows one to transmit analog signals as well as digital ones. CMOS 90 nm technology was used and 3-D assembly is done at die level using a face to face stacking procedure. The area of each signal channel and of the calibration channel is 90umx30um and 138um x191um, respectively, with a power consumption of 1 mW and 3.6 mW. A gain error within 10% of the nominal value was measured for signal amplitudes varying from 200 mV to 1 V in the 100 kHz to 20 MHz range.
E. Franchi Scarselli; A. Gnudi; F. Natali; M. Scandiuzzo; R. Canegallo; R. Guerrieri
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