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Proceedings of 1994 28th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers (1994)
Pacific Grove, CA, USA
Oct. 31, 1994 to Nov. 2, 1994
ISSN: 1058-6393
ISBN: 0-8186-6405-3
pp: 264-268
K.W. Current , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., California Univ., Davis, CA, USA
J.F. Parker , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., California Univ., Davis, CA, USA
W.J. Hardaker , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., California Univ., Davis, CA, USA
ABSTRACT
Behavioral simulation of complex, inherently highly nonlinear mixed-signal systems is often the only effective way to evaluate possible system performance before fabrication and characterization of the hardware system. Transistor-level, SPICE, simulations of these systems are often practically impossible because of the enormous computational time required due to the many interactions of all the nonlinearities and the widely separated system time constants. New behavioral models for useful electronic functions have been developed as straightforward mathematical descriptions that can be evaluated by general purpose mathematical programs and system simulators. The models are targeted for MATLAB and use standard MATLAB expressions and linked C and FORTRAN codes. An example PLL behavioral model is presented and evaluated by comparing simulated performance to actual experimental integrated circuit performance.<>
INDEX TERMS
analogue integrated circuits, mixed analogue-digital integrated circuits, phase locked loops, circuit CAD, voltage-controlled oscillators, circuit analysis computing
CITATION

K. Current, J. Parker and W. Hardaker, "On behavioral modeling of analog and mixed-signal circuits," Proceedings of 1994 28th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers(ACSSC), Pacific Grove, CA, USA, 1995, pp. 264-268.
doi:10.1109/ACSSC.1994.471457
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