Fuzzy based design optimization to reduce the crosstalkin microstrip lines

Tahir Ahmad, Alamgir Hossain, Asim Ray, Zabih Ghassemlooy

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This paper presents an investigation of the design optimization in microstrip lines to reduce the crosstalk level using Fuzzy Logic. In microstrip lines length and spacing, termination conditions of interconnection and output impedance of gates are the major components that cause crosstalk. In order to design high speed printed circuit board (PCB) with optimum interconnection configuration, it is essential to reduce the crosstalk to its minimum tolerance level. A design methodology is proposed to correlate electrical parameters and physical configuration of lines to the crosstalk phenomena. This design is subsequently optimized using Fuzzy Logic to reduce the level of crosstalk. A set of experiments is carried out to demonstrate the capabilities of the design and optimization methods. The effect of the geometrical configuration of the lines on crosstalk, particularly the spacing, is highlighted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-136
JournalJournal of Circuits, Systems and Computers
Issue number01
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004


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