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Symbolic analysis of analog circuits with hard nonlinearity

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Symbolic analysis of analog circuits with hard nonlinearity
A new methodology is presented to solve a strongly nonlinear circuit, characterized by Piece-Wise Linear (PWL) functions, symbolically and explicitly in terms of its circuit parameters and is amenable to computer implementation. The method is based on a modified nodal formulation of piecewise linear circuit equations as a mixed Linear Complementarity Problem (MLCP). The technique of determinant-decision diagrams is applied to implement the symbolic transformation of the MLCP to the standard LCP. Complementarity-decision diagrams are used to represent the resulting LCP. Examples are presented that demonstrate the accuracy and efficiency of the proposed method. Categories and Subject Descriptors T5.3 Analog and mixed-signal design tools and RF General Terms Algorithms Keywords Symbolic Analysis, Circuit Nonlinearity, PWL
Alicia Manthe, Zhao Li, C.-J. Richard Shi
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where DAC
Authors Alicia Manthe, Zhao Li, C.-J. Richard Shi
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