Coupled circuit/EM simulation for radio frequency circuits

Kai Bittner, H. G. Brachtendorf, Wim Schoenmaker, Pascal Reynier

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In radio frequency (RF) circuits the lumped model assumptions are often not valid anymore. To circumvent this problem, mixed-level circuit/electro-magnetic/device simulation allows the use of Maxwell's and semiconductor equations for the critical devices and lumped models for the ambient circuitry. Besides AC, DC, periodic steady state and transient analysis, the multirate partial differential equation technique is employed for RF circuitry, based on a spline/wavelet expansion of the waveforms. The novel technique is demonstrated for RF circuits with on-chip inductors, transmission lines and baluns, modeled as 3D devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 54th Annual Design Automation Conference 2017, DAC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781450349277
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2017
Event54th Annual Design Automation Conference, DAC 2017 - Austin, United States
Duration: 18 Jun 201722 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - Design Automation Conference
VolumePart 128280
ISSN (Print)0738-100X


Conference54th Annual Design Automation Conference, DAC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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