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An efficient nonlinear circuit simulation technique

Dautbegovic, Emira and Condon, Marissa and Brennan, Conor (2005) An efficient nonlinear circuit simulation technique. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 53 (2). pp. 548-555. ISSN 0018-9480

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This paper proposes a novel method for the analysis and simulation of integrated circuits (ICs) with the potential to greatly shorten the IC design cycle. The circuits are assumed to be subjected to input signals that have widely separated rates of variation, e.g., in communication systems, an RF carrier modulated by a low-frequency information signal. The proposed technique involves two stages. Initially, a particular order result for the circuit response is obtained using a multiresolution collocation scheme involving cubic spline wavelet decomposition. A more accurate solution is then obtained by adding another layer to the wavelet series approximation. However, the novel technique presented here enables the reuse of results acquired in the first stage to obtain the second-stage result. Therefore, vast gains in efficiency are obtained. Furthermore, a nonlinear model-order reduction technique can readily be used in both stages making the calculations even more efficient. Results will highlight the efficacy of the proposed approach

Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:integrated-circuit (IC) design; model-order reduction; nonlinear circuit simulation; wavelet collocation scheme;
Subjects:Engineering > Electronic engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Electronic Engineering
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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Copyright Information:©2005 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
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Deposited On:15 Jul 2010 14:31 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 15 Jul 2010 14:31

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