Advanced MCM-D micro-processor module for ATM wide-area network switching systems

Tomoaki Kawamura, Naoaki Yamanaka, Katsumi Kaizu, Akio Harada, Zenichi Yashiro

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Abstract

This paper describes an advanced MCM-D micro-processor module and its high-performance cooling technologies for an ATM-WAN (Wide-Area Network) switching system. The MCM-D module is fabricated on 2 Si-substrates using the stacking RAM technique to reduce module size. The MCM has 4-layer Si substrates, a micro-processor LSI, 4 ASIC-LSIs, 12 high-speed SRAMs, an FPGA and bus-driver ICs. By using the stacking RAM technique, MCM-D module size was reduced to 65 mm×85 mm. This is 14% of that (200 mm×200 mm) of assembly area of a conventional circuit using conventional packaging technologies. The MCM-D module was mounted on an ATM line interface circuit board, and realized 25 MHz micro-processor functions with high-speed (access time 25 ns) and large-capacity (4 MBytes) SRAM cache and ATM line interface circuit functions in an ATM-WAN switching system. The line interface circuit board mounted the MCM-D module has high-performance cooling architecture without fin-structure. The MCM-D module is mounted on a sub-board and has thermal contact to the main board through a rubber with low thermal resistance. By using this high-performance cooling architecture, the MCM-D micro-processor module and the ATM line interface circuit board operate under conventional forced air cooling condition without fin-structure. This MCM technology and high-performance cooling technology can be applied to ATM-WAN switching systems and future B-ISDN ATM switching systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages21-26
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 22nd IEEE/CPMT International Electronics Manufacturing Technology Symposium - Berlin, Ger
Duration: 1998 Apr 271998 Apr 29

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 22nd IEEE/CPMT International Electronics Manufacturing Technology Symposium
CityBerlin, Ger
Period98/4/2798/4/29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kawamura, T., Yamanaka, N., Kaizu, K., Harada, A., & Yashiro, Z. (1998). Advanced MCM-D micro-processor module for ATM wide-area network switching systems. 21-26. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1998 22nd IEEE/CPMT International Electronics Manufacturing Technology Symposium, Berlin, Ger, .