A fast multi-purpose circuit simulator using the latency insertion method
Patrick Goh University of Illinois
Abstract: With the increase in the density of interconnects and the complexity of high-speed packages, signal integrity becomes an important aspect in the design of modern devices. Circuit designers are constantly in need of robust circuit simulation methods that are able to capture the complicated electromagnetic behaviors of complex circuits, and do it in a fraction of the time taken by conventional circuit simulators. This talk will present the use of the latency insertion method (LIM) as a multi-purpose circuit simulator. By exploiting latencies in the circuit, LIM is able to solve the voltages and the currents in the circuit explicitly at each time step. This results in a computationally efficient algorithm that is able to simulate large circuits significantly faster than traditional matrix inversion-based methods such as SPICE.
Bio: Patrick Goh received the BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007 and 2009, respectively, where he is currently pursuing the PhD degree. His current research interests include circuit simulation for high-speed interconnects, modeling, and computer-aided design tools. Mr. Goh was a recipient of the Harold L. Olesen Award from UIUC for outstanding effort in undergraduate teaching in 2010 and the Raj Mittra Outstanding Research Award from UIUC in 2012.