Spectral technique in relaxation-based simulation of MOS circuits.
AuthorGuarini, Marcello Walter.
KeywordsChebyshev polynomials -- Computer programs.
Integrated circuits -- Computer simulation.
Metal oxide semiconductors -- Computer simulation.
AdvisorPalusinski, Olgierd A.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractA new method for transient simulation of integrated circuits has been developed and investigated. The method utilizes expansion of circuit variables into Chebyshev series. A prototype computer simulation program based on this technique has been implemented and applied in the transient simulation of several MOS circuits. The results have been compared with those generated by SPICE. The method has been also combined with the waveform relaxation technique. Several algorithms were developed using the Gauss-Seidel and Gauss-Jacobi iterative procedures. The algorithms based on the Gauss-Seidel iterative procedure were implemented in the prototype software. They offer substantial CPU time savings in comparison with SPICE without compromising the accuracy of solutions. A description of the prototype computer simulation program and a summary of the results of simulation experiments are included.
Degree ProgramElectrical and Computer Engineering