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Research and Markets: Circuit Simulation: Get a Clear Description of the Numerical Techniques and Algorithms That Are Part of Modern Circuit Simulators.

DUBLIN -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new report "Circuit Simulation" to their offering.

A Definitive text on developing circuit simulators

Circuit simulators are used throughout the electronics industry to verify the performance of electronic components and systems prior to manufacturing. As such, these software systems are indispensable parts of the arsenal of design tools employed by thousands of design engineers across the industry. It is also a topic that is covered in many universities, typically in the area of computer-aided design. This text describes in detail the many numerical techniques and algorithms that are part of modern circuit simulation packages, with an emphasis on the most typically used simulation mode, namely transient analysis. The material is clearly presented, rigorously explained, and sufficient detail is presented to enable the reader to write his/her own circuit simulator. Given how few textbooks are in print on circuit simulation, this text should be a welcome addition to the shelves of many design engineers and computer-aided design practitioners. It is also an excellent text for delivery of a graduate course on the topic.

Circuit Simulation gives a clear description of the numerical techniques and algorithms that are part of modern circuit simulators, with a focus on the most commonly used simulation modes: DC analysis and transient analysis. Tested in a graduate course on circuit simulation at the University of Toronto, this unique text provides the reader with sufficient detail and mathematical rigor to write his/her own basic circuit simulator. There is detailed coverage throughout of the mathematical and numerical techniques that are the basis for the various simulation topics, which facilitates a complete understanding of practical simulation techniques. In addition, Circuit Simulation:

* Explores a number of modern techniques from numerical analysis that are not synthesized anywhere else

* Covers network equation formulation in detail, with an emphasis on modified nodal analysis

* Gives a comprehensive treatment of the most relevant aspects of linear and nonlinear system solution techniques

* States all theorems without proof in order to maintain the focus on the end-goal of providing coverage of practical simulation methods

* Provides ample references for further study

* Enables newcomers to circuit simulation to understand the material in a concrete and holistic manner

With problem sets and computer projects at the end of every chapter, Circuit Simulation is ideally suited for a graduate course on this topic. It is also a practical reference for design engineers and computer-aided design practitioners, as well as researchers and developers in both industry and academia.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction.

2 Network Equations.

3 Solution of Linear Algebraic Circuit Equations.

4 Solution of Nonlinear Algebraic Circuit Equations.

5 Solution of Differential Circuit Equations.


FARID N. NAJM is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Toronto. He received a BE degree in electrical engineering from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 1983 and a PhD degree in ECE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1989. He then worked with Texas Instruments before joining the ECE Department at UIUC as assistant professor, later becoming associate professor. Dr. Najm joined the ECE Department at the University of Toronto in 1999, where he is currently Professor and Chair. His expertise is in the area of computer-aided design for integrated circuits, with an emphasis on circuit-level issues related to power, timing, variability, and reliability. Dr. Najm is a Fellow of the IEEE.

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