Design Automation Conference (2000)
Los Angeles, CA
June 5, 2000 to June 9, 2000
Baolin Yang , Cadence Design Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA
Joel Phillips , Cadence Design Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA
Most RF circuit analysis tools use either shooting-Newton or harmonic balance methods. Neither can efficiently achieve high accuracy on strongly nonlinear circuits possessing waveforms with rapid transitions. We present a multi-interval-Chebyshev (MIC) method that discretizes the circuit equations by dividing the simulation domain into a set of intervals whose size is adaptively chosen and using Chebyshev polynomials to represent the solution in each interval. The MIC method has excellent stability properties, is as effective at solving nonlinear problems as shooting techniques, can achieve high resolution on a wide variety of circuits, and in conjunction with an appropriate preconditioner can be combined with matrix-implicit Krylov-subspace solvers to analyze large circuits with moderate computational cost.
fault modeling, fault simulation, hard faults, test vector generation
Baolin Yang, Joel Phillips, "A Multi-Interval Chebyshev Collocation Method for Efficient High-Accuracy RF Circuit Simulation", Design Automation Conference, vol. 00, no. , pp. 178-183, 2000, doi:10.1109/DAC.2000.855300