Recent Development in Symbolic Analysis: An Overview
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Sheldon X.-D. Tan and Esteban Tlelo-Cuautle
This chapter gives an overview of the state of the art on symbolic analysis
techniques for modeling, synthesis, design and verification of analog integrated circuits.
Symbolic analysis is to generate analytic expressions for circuit performances in terms of
circuit component parameters and frequency variables. It complements very well the
results from numerical analysis for analog circuit designs. Furthermore, symbolic
analysis is very instrumental for circuit designers to gain insights into the circuit’s
behavior for generating compact and behavioral models suitable for circuit sizing and
synthesis. It is important towards the automatic analog synthesis and optimization. The
chapter presents major developments in this field over the past several years and
concludes with the outstanding problems for future research.
Symbolic nodal analysis, behavioral modeling, active device, nullor, simplification
approaches, determinant decision diagram, sparse matrix, model order reduction, moment matching,
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, USA