Applications of Tree/Link Partitioning for Moment Computations of General Lumped R(L)C Interconnect Networks with Multiple Resistor Loops

Herng-Jer LEE  Ming-Hong LAI  Chia-Chi CHU  Wu-Shiung FENG  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E87-A   No.12   pp.3281-3292
Publication Date: 2004/12/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on VLSI Design and CAD Algorithms)
Category: Physical Design
Keyword: 
moment computations,  resistor loop,  tree/link partition,  reduced ordered binary decision diagram,  

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Summary: 
A new moment computation technique for general lumped R(L)C interconnect circuits with multiple resistor loops is proposed. Using the concept of tearing, a lumped R(L)C network can be partitioned into a spanning tree and several resistor links. The contributions of network moments from each tree and the corresponding links can be determined independently. By combining the conventional moment computation algorithms and the reduced ordered binary decision diagram (ROBDD), the proposed method can compute system moments efficiently. Experimental results have demonstrate that the proposed method can indeed obtain accurate moments and is more efficient than the conventional approach.