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2.2.2 Interconnect Analysis

Aside from the active microelectronic devices, the capacitances and resistors which are introduced by the interconnect networks need to be investigated since they are becoming more and more limiting with increasing clock frequencies. The SCAP simulator is an excellent tool which models these networks and is able to extract lumped capacities and resistors [73,74].

Rudi Strasser