The Mixed Time-Frequency Steady-State Analysis Method for Nonlinear Circuits Driven by Multitone Signals


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E92-A   No.10   pp.2540-2545
Publication Date: 2009/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E92.A.2540
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications)
Category: Nonlinear Problems
envelope,  mixed method,  harmonic balance,  

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This paper presents the mixed time-frequency steady-state analysis method for efficient simulation of circuits whose excitation frequencies are widely separated. These circuits can be written by multitime partial differential equations. In this paper, an axis of the slow time-scale is formulated in the time domain and another axis of the fast time-scale is formulated in the frequency domain. We show that computational cost, however, is not dependent on the interval of frequencies, whereas for the harmonic balance or transient analysis, it increases as the interval of frequencies increases.