Finding All DC Operating Points of Piecewise-Linear Circuits Containing Neither Voltage nor Current Controlled Resistors

Kiyotaka YAMAMURA  Daiki KAYA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E88-A   No.6   pp.1631-1634
Publication Date: 2005/06/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e88-a.6.1631
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Nonlinear Problems
dc analysis,  characteristic curve,  piecewise-linear circuit,  finding all solutions,  

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Recently, efficient algorithms have been proposed for finding all characteristic curves of one-port piecewise-linear resistive circuits. Using these algorithms, a middle scale one-port circuit can be represented by a piecewise-linear resistor that is neither voltage nor current controlled. In this letter, an efficient algorithm is proposed for finding all dc operating points of piecewise-linear circuits containing such neither voltage nor current controlled resistors.