The ever-increasing impact of uncertainties in electronic circuits and systems is requiring the development of robust design tools capable of taking this inherent variability into account. Due to the computational inefficiency of repeated design trials, there has been a growing demand for smart simulation tools that can inherently and effectively capture the results of parameter variations on the system responses. To improve product performance, improve yield and reduce design cost, it is particularly relevant for the designer to be able to estimate worst-case responses. Within this framework, the article addresses the worst-case simulation of lumped and distributed electrical circuits. The application of interval-based methods, like interval analysis, Taylor models and affine arithmetic, is discussed and compared. The article reviews in particular the application of the affine arithmetic to complex algebra and fundamental matrix operations for the numerical frequency-domain simulation. A comprehensive and unambiguous discussion appears in fact to be missing in the available literature. The affine arithmetic turns out to be accurate and more efficient than traditional solutions based on Monte Carlo analysis. A selection of relevant examples, ranging from linear lumped circuits to distributed transmission-line structures, is used to illustrate this technique.
How Affine Arithmetic Helps Beat Uncertainties in Electrical Systems / Ding, Tongyu; Trinchero, Riccardo; Manfredi, Paolo; Stievano, Igor S.; Canavero, Flavio G.. - In: IEEE CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS MAGAZINE. - ISSN 1531-636X. - STAMPA. - 15:4(2015), pp. 70-79.
|Titolo:||How Affine Arithmetic Helps Beat Uncertainties in Electrical Systems|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MCAS.2015.2484198|
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