System level simulation of mixed-signal multi-domain microsystems with piecewise linear behavioral models

J. A. Martínez, Timothy P. Kurzweg, Steven P. Levitan, Abhijit J. Davare, Michael Bails, Mark Kahrs, Donald M. Chiarulli

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a component-based multi-level mixed-signal design and simulation methodology that provides a solution to the problem of accurate modeling and simulation of mixed signal, multi-domain (MSMD) systems. This is achieved by first, partitioning the system into components that are modeled by analytic expressions at the behavioral level; and second, integrating these expressions into component behavioral solvers using a combination of piecewise linear (PWL) modeling and Modified Nodal Analysis (MNA). At the system level, a discrete event simulator sends composite signals between these components and manages multiple timescales and feedback. Simulation speed and accuracy can be tuned by controlling the granularity of the regions of operation of the devices, the sample density of optical wavefronts, and the time resolution of the discrete event simulator. The methodology is specifically optimized for loosely coupled systems of complex components such as the ones found in multi-domain microsystems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2003
EditorsM. Laudon, B. Romanowicz
Pages288-291
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Event2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2003 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 23 2003Feb 27 2003

Publication series

Name2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2003
Volume1

Other

Other2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2003
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period2/23/032/27/03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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