Matrix-Implicit Iterative Algorithms in RF Circuit Noise Analysis

Tuesday, August 29, 2000 - 9:10am - 9:45am
Keller 3-180
Jacob White (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Up until the last few years, the noise analysis algorithms used for RF circuits were so computationally expensive that only circuits with a few dozen transistors could be analyzed in a reasonable period of time. The recent development of matrix-implicit iterative methods, and their use in eigen analysis approaches, has changed this dramatically, and now noise analysis of circuits with thousands of transistors is routine. These faster methods have been applied to both spectral and time-domain analysis techniques, and in this talk we will try to drawn commonalities between the two methods and discuss several approaches to noise analysis.