Data-Dependent Jitter and Crosstalk-Induced Bounded Uncorrelated Jitter in Copper Interconnects

J. Buckwalter, B. Analui, and A. Hajimiri

This paper resolves the jitter impairment of non-return-to-zero data in transmission lines. The limited bandwidth of the transmission line introduces data dependent jitter. Crosstalk between neighboring lines results in bounded uncorrelated jitter in the data eye. An analytical approach to representing data-dependent jitter and crosstalk induced bounded uncorrelated jitter is presented. Comparison with jitter measurements of microstrip lines on FR4 board demonstrates accuracy to within 15% of the predictions for deterministic jitter.