November 20, 2011 -- With shrinking technology, voltage levels are being reduced, lowering noise margins required to enable a clean design from a signal integrity perspective. Higher operating frequency requirements further complicate design closure. Semiconductor packages are a quintessential piece of the signal integrity puzzle. This article addresses the basics of packaging such as types of packages and their advantages and disadvantages, future trends, and factors to be considered while choosing a package.
By Deepak Behera, Sumit Varshney, Sunaina Srivastava, and Swapnil Tiwari. (All the authors are with Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.)
This brief introduction has been excerpted from the original copyrighted article.